The Art of hand painted photographs with oil glazes dates back to the Nineteenth Century. Karen Vournakis'
hand painted black & white photographs take this tradition to new levels of subtlety in form and color. "I have developed a unique
technique of layering oil paints, aquamarine crayons and pencils applied directly onto black & white gelatin silver photographs. The mixed media color approach transforms the black/white print into full color creating a magical landscape that is a unique blend of painting and photography."