St. Petersburg, Florida
Photographic Story The Pelican Diner was once a mainstay of St. Pete Beach. It was moved from New Jersey to St. Pete Beach sometime around 1958. I have been told wonderful stories about love and romance taking place in this small diner. It struggled to survive, but beach property is a premium and it was removed in 2001… another piece of history gone. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Niki prints her images on fiber-base black and white mat surface paper in the darkroom, then using Q-tips and cotton balls, she applies a thin coat of oil paint over the surface allowing the image to gently be seen through the oil paint. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.