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.

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

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