JACKSON TWP. Photography artworks by Carolyn Jacob of The ColorShoppe Images for Interior Design is on display through Thursday on second floor of the Stark State College Student Center.
The theme and the title of the exhibit is "Painting with Light."
There was an artist's reception Jan. 18 where Jacob discussed her techniques and the history of many of her photos with those attending. Jacob likes to find "the picture within the picture" and seeks out hidden and often overlooked nooks and crannies.
While this was her first solo show, Jacob has been a photographer for 62 years. She has been selling her photography professionally for the past decade.
"After I exhibited here with the Canton Art League in October, Stark State asked me if I wanted to do a solo show and I said yes," Jacob said. "I look for ways to highlight those things that add flavor and interest to world we see. I use light, colorization and a variety of techniques to create each photograph."
Jacob has worked in the graphic arts and advertising industry in Northeast Ohio for more than 40 years. She said her artworks reflect her graphic arts background in "tonality and composition and attention to detail."
She also works with clients through her shop to design photographs for the interior of homes and businesses.
"My artwork is meant to work with interior design to match color to the décor," Jacob said. "I can recolor any photo to match a color scheme. I have over 5,000 photographs to select for any interior. For example, if someone wants photos of yellow flowers, I can pull up a gallery of photos of yellow flowers for someone to view and select from."
One of her signature photographs is titled "Ghost Train." It was taken in Frostburg, Md. She said every time she hangs the photo in her gallery, it quickly sells.
Jacob is an award winner of the annual Northeast Ohio Photography Show. She was featured in the 2010 edition of Stark ARThology and is a member of the Canton Artists’ League and the Canton Museum of Art.
For more information or to view Jacob’s works, visit www.thecolorshoppe.com.