LaRoach (aka: Louise A. Roach)
I am a digital photographic artist working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the 90’s I created one-of-a-kind gallery pieces using photographic mix media . By 2000 I fell in love with Photoshop and the digital medium. I soon decided my calling was pixels and bytes rather than film. For the past 15 years (or so) all of my imagery has been produced in computer using a range of dazzling manipulation techniques and software.
My artist name is simply “LaRoach” – a synthesis of Louise A. Roach.
My personal style, likes and tastes are eclectic and varied. And yes – my art reflects this diversity of interests. At the moment I am exploring three different venues: designs and patterns, conceptual collage, and retro graphics. (See – I told you I was eclectic!) BTW – I also dabble in commercial stock photography on the side.
As for my lifestyle, I’m working at being a minimalist. I love travel and experiencing other cultures. And most days you’ll find me hiking while listening to podcasts about spirituality, art, creativity and web-based business. In my spare time, I’m an amateur genealogist and run a family genealogy website (www.genettifamily.com).
Oh – and you’ll find my car radio tuned to either jazz or classical music, with my favorite artists being: Bach, Gershwin and Thelonious Monk.
All of my imagery is available online through the print-on-demand company Redbubble. You can purchase my art as: Fine Art Prints and Posters, Home Decor (pillows, tapestries, duvet covers), Clothing (graphic tees, chiffon tops, scarves) and Accessories (cell phone covers, studio pouches, totes).
See all three of my collections at:
FYI – my imagery can also be licensed for book cover illustration, CD artwork, or website graphics.
1975-1992 Art education – SUNY at Fredonia, Various workshops by Professional Photographers of America, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops – Joyce Tenneson
1978-1980 Paste-up artist for print house
1980-1990 Studio photographer (portraits, weddings), studio marketing, lecturer Professional Photographers of America (Creative Photography)
1990-2000 Gallery artist – various galleries in New York and New Mexico (mixed media, digital photography)
1992-1996 Educator – The Darkroom of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Community College (art marketing, photographing the nude, Polaroid transfers)
2001-2010 Marketing specialist for CleanAIR Systems, Inc. (industrial photography, website design, copy writing, in-house and product publications, public relations)
2008-present Stock photography:
LaRoach Stock Photos at Dreamstime