lovevintagesigns.comAbout the Artist:  Melissa ShuttlesworthPhotographing Vintage Neon Sign

I love vintage neon signs.  I find the charm and humor they employ to capture our attention wonderful.  In my extensive travels of the USA, I have made a point to photograph these fading beauties before they disappear forever.  Photoshop is an integral part of my process towards the final presentation of the sign in print form.  I remove all background to focus on the sign alone.  Colors are enhanced, neon fixed.  In my “digital restoration”, I like to keep some of the rust and wear the sign has endured.  The goal isn’t perfection but a reminder of life lived and journeys taken.
I hope you enjoy my work.

2nd Place in Category    2019  Summerfair Cincinnati

1st Place in Category     2019  Promenade of Arts Arlington Heights, IL

Outstanding Achievement Award   2018  Third Ward Art Fair  Milwaukee

Director’s Choice Award     2018 Turtle Creek Spring Arts Festival    Dallas, TX
Honorable Mention   2017 Summerfair Cincinnati    Cincinnati, OH
Best in Digital Art   2011 Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival    Chicago, IL
Merit Award             2010 Gold Coast Art Fair    Chicago, IL
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