Sherrie Hall is a prize winning digital photographic artist who was born in South Australia and is now living in Peterborough.
Peterborough is in the rural mid north of South Australia near the renowned Flinders Ranges.
My inspiration for making digital photographic art patterns came from wandering around the Duggan reserve on Tank Hill at the northern end of Government Road in Peterborough, South Australia.
Initially I was attracted to the starkness of old logs lying around and their gaunt structure and shapes. Needless to say I also fell in love with the kangaroos that went about their business while this strange creature rambled through their landscape. I took photos of roos, rocks and roots with my cheap camera and enjoyed the peace and quiet while doing so.
There were little surprises of birdlife and song. Different flowers appeared as the seasons passed. At home I played around with the photos and came up with the idea of reflections and realized I could make digital art patterns in all sorts of colours using my computer. This process forms often fantasy or mythological looking images that are used in a multitude of different formats from wall art to designer products.
I searched for more pictures while wandering the streets of Peterborough and thought of capturing more ideas in other towns and places. From here I have progressed from my original Artistree series of Australian digital photographic art from Peterborough, to collections from many other places in Australia and overseas.