Katina Desmond has an uncanny ability to enliven the inanimate and create a feeling of enchantment in her work. Delicately rendered but powerfully endowed, each piece seduces the eye, intrigues the mind and leaves the soul nourished. Her images usually begin as a traditional black and white silver gelatin photograph, yet she often progresses the work further with hand-painted oils, digital and/or photomontage techniques. The result is an enigmatic image that infuses natural base elements - such as shadows, water, or the curves and edges of our sometimes hard and rigid world - with supple, subtle mysteries that play in our memory long after we view them. Desmond’s unique eye for design combines with strong sense of composition and the viewer can sense the influence that surrealists and abstract artists such as Man Ray, Max Ernst, Miró and Kandinsky have had on her work.