About The Artist:
Joanne Domka’s hand-colored black and white photographic artwork of classic automobiles and vintage signs has been featured in top magazines such as Popular Photography, Peterson’s Photographic, Photo Techniques, and Automobile Magazine; exhibited nationally, including the prestigious Concours d’Elegance classic automotive show held annually in Detroit; and acquired for private and corporate art collections.
Her artwork is created by first photographing the subjects in black & white, developing an archival print, then coloring each image by hand with pencils and oils – a meticulous and time intensive process, making each piece of artwork a handmade original. Joanne is also developing limited edition Giclee fine art reproduction prints of some of her most popular images – visit her website to view her most recent additions.
Born and raised in metro Detroit – The Motor City, Joanne attended Wayne State University College of Fine & Performing Arts in Detroit, MI on an art scholarship. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987.
After college Joanne worked as freelance photographer in the metro Detroit area – shooting many things from stock photography, editorial assignments for magazines and newspapers (covering breaking news) – to creating hand-colored photo illustrations for magazine covers.
From 1996 to 2002 Joanne was employed as a Photo Archivist at the General Motors Media Archives, working in research and preservation with the historic archive of over 5 million images. Currently she lives in Western North Carolina studying multimedia and design.
Photography – Classic Car and Motorcycle