Constance Fein Harding is a Creative Fine Art Photographer based in Napier, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
As a Dutch diplomat’s daughter she travelled the world before settling in Waipukurau in 1982 with her husband. They have 4 adult children.
In 2018 they moved to Napier where they now live by the sea.
Constance is an artist that uses photography as her medium. Inspired by the Old Masters and Impressionists she uses a variety of methods to achieve painterly works. Sometimes she has a set idea of where she wants the artwork to go, and sometimes she just enjoys the journey.
- Textured Works -
Constance has a library of photographs she has taken for the purpose of blending as textures. The main photograph is blended with a selection of these textures and edited to create painterly images.
- Impressionism Works -
These works are created mainly by using a slow shutter speed and a slight movement to create movement and blur. This helps to soften the edges of the subject and create a painterly feel to her images. Most of these works are also textured to add to the painterly effect.
- Prints -
Constance is able to print up to A3 size prints herself to ensure product quality. These works are printed on imported paper, in particular Hahnemuhle FA Baryta (gloss) and Hahnemuhle Museum Etching (matte), using pigment inks. Both paper and ink are of archival Museum quality, which indicates that the print is guaranteed for a lifetime. Her larger works are printed by printers with a larger format printer. She provides the printer with the specially imported Hahnemuhle papers, ensures they use archival pigment ink, and works with them to ensure she is happy with the end result.
- Limited Editions -
Limited Editions are signed and numbered on the front and back of the print, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Most works are sold as Limited Editions of 30 or 70. Once the 30th or 70th print has been printed that Edition is then retired and no further works are printed.
- Galleries -
She has works in several galleries, including Tennyson Gallery, Napier, The Art Shed at Crab Farm, Napier and Artel Gallery, Otaki. Works in these galleries came be seen here.