Australia contemporary art digital photo art experimental photography fine art macro photography photo art still life photography Sue Palmer



// Sue is from Bisbane, Australia. She has always been passionate about photography but her main focus used to be family and travel. More recently, she has started experimenting with more creative styles of photography – including impressionist and abstract photography. We present a set of her glowing flower mandalas.

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”

Claude Monet

What draws you to the arts?

“Engaging with the arts gives me the opportunity to imagine different environments, see diverse perspectives, challenge my thinking, open up new ideas and stir emotions.

What do you like best about photo art such as the images you have shared with us?

“I love the intricate shapes and symmetrical patterns with vibrant colours that I could create from one flower. Each mandala is different; unique; my own creation.

This photo series is titled “Flower mandalas”. Sue likes searching out shapes and patterns, both naturally and manmade. During Covid lockdowns she was looking for different photographic activities that she could do at home. “I found a youtube video on how to create mandalas from photos using Photoshop. I photographed flowers in my garden and started creating.”

Each of Sue´s mandala starts from one photo copied about 4-5 times, each at different orientations using different blend modes in photoshop (mainly darken or lighten). Sue has created mandalas from photos of flowers that she has taken throughout Australia.

We love the vibrance of these mandalas, the glow they seem to emit and the beauty of their symmetry. They also remind us of the kaleidoscopes of childhood days.

Click on the photos to see a larger image in original dimensions and with the image title.


To see more of her photography visit her Instagram page .

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