I’m Chris Busch from Dallas, Pennsylvania. I grew up in Pennsylvania in the Blue Mountains. My work is inspired by history, wildlife, and the natural world. Throughout my life, I’ve been fascinated by images, light, and color. I work in oil and acrylic painting, and photography. I have experience with photo editing software and use my photos as a reference for painted works, combining elements from different photos to create something new.
The “Blue Iris” photo was taken after a summer storm. I liked the effect of the water droplets on the flower. Iris traditionally symbolized faith, hope, courage, wisdom, and admiration. I did a lot of editing in Photoshop to achieve the final image.