North Carolina Lighthouses

North Carolina Lighthouses

Set of three framed 4″ x 6″ prints

Cape Hatteras, N.C.

After living in Charlotte for more than ten years, this past summer (2012) I finally made a visit to the North Carolina outerbanks area. I was able to visit both Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island Lighthouses. Both structures were very interesting. I have always been interested by the concept of a lighthouse – providing a beacon of light to ships at sea, warning them of shore and guiding them to a safe harbor.

The North Carolina coast has many lighthouses and their unique paint schemes help differentiate them from each other. This trip inspired me to create some illustrations of lighthouses located in North Carolina. For each illustration I included some of the natural surrounding elements of each lighthouse location as well as information about each lighthouse such as the year it was built, its height and the length of the beam of light it can project.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

I hope to make postcards or posters of these illustrations. I have taken photos of a framed color print of each illustration. Please contact me if you would be interested in purchasing postcards or posters of these illustrations.
Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Lighthouse on Ocracoke Island, NC

Delano Cove, Maine

Retouched photo of some old dock pylons Delano Cove, Maine.

Moth on camp chair

Retouched photo of a curious moth that stopped by our campsite at Lake Powhatan, NC.

Biltmore Lily Print Cards 3x5

I have created some photographic artwork that has been donated and will be for sale to benefit Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Cleveland, Ohio – August 3rd to August 5th
(Art auction June 24th).

Biltmore Lily Pond 8x10 PrintMy aunt, Kathy Schreiber, will be having an auction to raise funds for this 3-day walk. The auction will take place on June 24th in Willoughby, Ohio. Admission is a $5.00 donation and it includes refreshments. Artwork that I have provided for auction: one framed 16”x20” print (Fuji Crystal Archive paper), two framed 8”x10” prints (Fuji Crystal Archive paper) and 5 sets of stationary (3″x5″ cards and envelopes). Each print and set of cards has been signed and dated. Please look for and bid on these items.

After the auction, I will have additional prints and cards available for purchase, all 2012 proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®.

For additional details about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® or to make a donation to Kathy, please visit the link below.
http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/2012/ClevelandEvent2012?px=5718929&pg=personal&fr_id=1763

Description of art

Original Photo Original Photo. The original photo was taken at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina on September 23, 2011. The day was overcast which provided a nice neutral light and limited reflection on the water.
Retouched Photo 1 Retouched Photo. Although I liked the composition of the photo, I thought the colors were not quite that interesting so I created a black and white version of photo and applied some additional effects to give it a little bit more of a mystic look.
Retouched Final Retouched Final. Finally, added some color and texture to photo.

Dan Burns Original Artwork