The Charleston Artist Guild is pleased to announce Tina Botzenhardt and Lori Jill DiBiase as the Featured Artists for the month of June. Their exhibit, Colors of Life, is a collection of photographs showcasing both of the artists’ love for photography and travel. Their wish is for the viewer to be inspired by their unique pieces of photographic art showing the beauty of life and the world around us.
Born in Germany, Tina moved 20 years ago to the United States with her husband and little son. Today she is a mother of two adult children, one teenager and three dogs. Tina started photography 10 years ago and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. She learned from many of the best professional photographers in the world in countless classes and workshops. After years of practice and a natural eye for composition, Tina has become an award-winning photographer. She loves to travel the world with her family, creating stunning images that are full of color. Although Tina loves color, she is often inspired to also create simple but powerful black and white photographs.
Lori Jill is a licensed Charleston Tour Guide and loves to show off the images of the beautiful city she roams about on a daily basis. Since 2004, Lori Jill has been a professional photographer but has recently moved from doing professional portrait work to capturing and creating photographs meant for artistic display. She was formally trained at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where she studied the fine arts. She is also a certified professional photographer with the Professional Photographers of America. She has taught photography workshops on both a national and international level but has always enjoyed teaching the aspiring photographers more. Today you are likely to find Lori Jill chasing a bird around in the woods for hours on end, lost in the challenge of capturing "that perfect moment".
This exhibition is a partnership between two long time friends who grew close due to their common interest in photography. Through years of collaboration, fun, and countless antics, they have made mistakes, but have grown as artists. Their work will be on display together as the featured artists of the Gallery from June 1st to June 30th.