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IRENE FROY, EFIAP, MPAGB, HonPAGB   Irene Froy

Irene describes herself as a pictorial photographer, with a leaning towards landscape, but has an interest in all types of photography. She has lectured throughout the country but will have to restrict herself for future bookings as age catches up.  
Irene prints exclusively on PermaJet art papers to obtain the fine art quality she desires in her pictures.    She prefers subtle colours to define mood in her landscapes and loves misty conditions but occasionally finds a more colourful image.     Irene finds that PermaJet K-chrome Pigment inks with the Eco Flow system on the Epson P600 printer give her the effect she wants and her success in National and International Exhibitions proves that the combination of inks and papers works for Irene's images.     Irene has been supported by PermaJet in the supply of her papers and inks since 2000.

For many years she has concentrated on interpreting the landscape and villages of France, using delicate colour and soft images to convey the mood.      But more recently has found images in Ireland as travel becomes more difficult.   Ireland is easier as the ferry does a lot of the driving!   Irene's husband, Gerry, was also her driver but she is having to do more now and age is now restricting their lecturing although they are happy to visit local clubs where someone can collect them or where their pro driver is feasible.       Irene only charges the cost of the car and doesn't ask any extra for herself.        For the clubs she can no longer visit Irene is putting her previous lectures on to CD. - see the Recorded Lecture Page for details.

Irene cannot imagine a life without photography - it is a passion which is as strong today as when she first started. There is a compulsion to take and show pictures and although she appreciates all types of photography, her main interest is in landscape. She is at her happiest in the countryside with her camera on her tripod.        Irene started photography as a schoolgirl and later produced colour prints from transparencies in the darkroom, but is now totally digital.

She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in April 1994 in the Visual Arts - Pictorial category, with darkroom Colour Prints.      But since resigning from the RPS in 2010 she is no longer able to use FRPS in her list of distinctions.
In March 1997 she was invited to membership of the London Salon of Photography.    She gained EFIAP (Excellence de la Federation International d'Art Photographique) in 2000.  She attained MPAGB in April 2007.

Irene was awarded the APAGB (Award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain for Services to Photography) in 1985 and this was superceded in 2004 by the award of the J S Lancaster Medal (HonPAGB) for Exceptional Service to Photography.

Irene has an acceptance in the very first Master of Print Exhibition in 2017.

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