In Focus #4 – Showcase of a Digital Artist

This week’s In Focus is showcasing the outstanding talent of *rustymermaid on deviantart.

In Focus #4

Barbara Moustafa is 61, married with four grown-up sons. She lives in the picturesque seaside town of Gibson’s Landing in British Columbia, Canada.

Before discovering Photoshop, Barbara created art using mixed media such as metal, paper, etc., applied to a canvas base.

She is a self-taught user of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Barbara’s art tends towards the darker side of fantasy with a touch of humour.

To date she has had three art shows, has been published three times in digital art magazines, plus a tutorial, and is currently in the process of contracting out some of her art for a CD cover.

Her aim for the future is to design book covers.

Details of where to find more art and design from *rustymermaid can be found after the showcase.

Now enjoy the stunning, inspirational art of Barbara Moustafa:

Healing Light

Healing Light

Secret Butterfly

Secret Butterfly

Raising the singing bubblefish

Raising the singing bubblefish

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Time and the cosmic elephant

Time and the Cosmic Elephant

GPS Malfunction

GPS Malfunction

Three Queens

Three Queens

Another day in wonderland

Another day in wonderland

Alliance

Alliance

For the birds

For the birds

Race against time

Race against time

Witches brew

Witches brew

Ethereal entrances

Ethereal entrances

Spells

Spells

After midnight

After midnight

Jack Frost

Jack Frost

Maybe cute maybe not

Maybe cute maybe not

Terminus

Terminus

Flight of Imagination

Flight of Imagination

Time

Time

Blu

Blu

Sweet Talk

Sweet Talk

Pendule de L’abeille

Pendule de L'abielle

Definitely not my type

Definitely not my type

Heart seeds

Heart seeds

In the Minds eye

In the Minds eye

Evolution

Evolution

Only once in a Blue Moon

Only once in a Blue Moon

The Eternal Optimist

The Eternal Optimist

Ode to the Muse

Ode to the Muse


Where to find rustymermaid:

On deviantart.com*rustymermaid

On earthgaia.comThe RustyMermaids Cave

I would like to thank *rustymermaid/Barbara Moustafa for her consent to showcase her work in this feature, and hope you have enjoyed viewing her work as much as I have.

Please leave any acknowledgements you may have on the work of *rustymermaid in the comments below.

Carol

I love using and learning Photoshop, and I also enjoy creating resources to share with the world. I am at my happiest when I have free time to further explore all that Photoshop has to offer and learn more about its powerful built-in tools. I hope people enjoy either using or learning from my free resources, and welcome any hints and tips - and of course, if you would like to offer a free resource on this site, please don't hesitate to contact me (top right of the page).

3 Comments

Bernice Wagnitz

about 6 years ago

I have loved Barbara'a art work since she first started doing her art. I am proud to say that I own a piece of her art. Barbara's art is like no other in her ability to convey what she feels. I'm sure with her talents that she will acheive her dream soon. Barbara you blow me away.

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carol

about 6 years ago

Thanks for the comment Bernice. I am so pleased I found Barbara on deviantart - her work is outstanding and has made a beautiful showcase.

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