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L. J. Ouellette
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Within art lies Distraction; Within art lies Peace...

My foray into painting and digital art was borne out of a desperate need for distraction from severe Fibromyalgia/Myofascial Pain and the rigors of being an assistant caregiver to my dad, grandmother, and grand uncle for ten years. My dad battled Alzheimer's Disease.

All of my work is created on either my iPhone or iPad. My original photography provides the base image for my work which I then alter using digital painting or layering techniques. Only my infrared images are developed in Photoshop.

Digital art and photography helped me when I was diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer in August 2013. One of my favorite subjects was Star Trek and creating Trek art was one of my best distractions during treatment. I held my iPhone and created art while hooked up to chemo. A Chemo Photo Essay was my final project with the New York Institute of Photography. A portion of that project can be seen in my etsy shop with my Greeting Cards for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors. The magnet which accompanies the card features poetry and artwork created for my graduation project. I graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in April 2014 - twelve days after my final Chemotherapy.

Digital art and photography continue to help me heal. There's no doubt that within art lies distraction, and within distraction lies peace.

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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017   Digital Artist
 Thanks so much for faving! Stars Blue 
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Ljoyce12 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional Photographer
You're very welcome!
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Stag-Cavaliere Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to DA ! Have fun !Holmes and Watson llama 
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Ljoyce12 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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