An affordable piece of art

by Janice Nigro I had a boyfriend in college who wasn’t much of a romantic. But he did leave me a surprise Valentine’s Day card once in a place where I wouldn’t have expected it. I remember the card still today. Without saying much, I felt it said, “I am thinking of you.” The history…

An Accidental Artist: Discovering Creativity through Scuba Diving

Do you think of artists as super-powered people? I did until I discovered underwater photography. Discovering my artistic side I tend to think of as a glorious accident, but I wonder, because underwater photography has all the elements that are important to me: travel, sport, and science. An Accidental Artist is a collection of my…

Fusion of art and science: Impressions of my first solo art exhibition

by Janice Nigro I have adventures, but I don’t think they are anything to really boast about today. With the Internet and diverse forms of modern day transport, it’s easy to get out. But making adventures happen when you are home takes a different kind of effort. It helps that I now live only about…

Sneak preview

My first solo exhibition for my underwater photographs-That’s an animal?-goes up in just a few days. Here is a sneak preview of some of the photos that will go up in Java Man Coffee House, 157 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, from July 2 to July 29, 2017. I had some fun coming up with…

to scuba dive or not to scuba dive…

To scuba dive or not to scuba dive… by Janice Nigro I suppose being a scientist all of my life and being trained to adhere to the repetition of a so-called logical stepwise process (purpose, methods, results…repeat) has made me somewhat envious of more artistic types who can sit down and write a poetic sentence…

favorite subjects to photograph

favorite subjects to photograph by Janice Nigro Plenty of tongue-twisting words for underwater creatures exist. Somehow mine for most of my life was simply anemone. Even as I write this, spell correct just corrected the word anemone. For me, it remains a conscious effort to say or write this word correctly. Eventually I realized my…