Suzanne Barton is one of a growing number of award-winning and inspirational Dragon Artists who have embraced the digital era and the opportunities afforded by Blockchain Technology. You only need to check out her unique art being exhibited on the Dragon Art website to become immediately entranced with the ethereal beauty of her work.
Suzanne has won awards from Canon, HP books; has an award-winning image displayed in the National Little League Museum in Williamsport which was commissioned by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and is part of a permanent onboard collection aboard the “Harmony of the Seas”.
Each time a Suzanne goes “below the surface” she discovers new emotions which she so expertly captures in her photography. The keen eyed amongst you might have spotted another Dragon Artist in her work. Maya Elsa, who is a rising star in her own right, features as a model in Suzanne’s ‘Symphony of the Seas’ collection.
Suzanne dives with her models over 20 times in search of the perfect shot which she captures with the decisive moment of the shutter release, then the image is transferred to aluminium and coated in resin to create unique combinations of colour, design and imagination.
Her work is proving so popular that fellow Dragon Artist and UB40 music legend Brian Travers has taken up an invitation to feature in a collection playing his saxophone underwater in the very near future. Still recovering from lifesaving surgery to remove two brain tumours, Brian is not letting anything stand in his way as he continues to raise funds for the Giles’ Trust. As a consummate art lover himself, Brian can't wait to feature in Suzanne’s art.
As well as being able to purchase art from the Dragon Art Website using digital currencies such as Dragon Coin, the world’s number on entertainment coin, Dragon Blockchain Innovation could also be applied to the creation of Ethereum based Smart Contacts (find out more here) and even to tokenise individual pieces of art. Last year Andy Warhol, ever the one to push boundaries, tokenised his painting '14 Small Electric Chairs' and sold it on a blockchain art investment platform to 100 collectors for a 31% stake in the asset at the cost of $1.7 million.
The tokenisation of art opens up new ways for artists to monetise their work through digitisation and because ownership of each individual asset exists on the blockchain, fraud and forgery is prevented. It's fascinating to see Dragon artists collaborating to create great new artwork, and it's an exciting time for Dragon to be introducing blockchain innovation into the Art and Entertainment industry, be sure to follow us on our journey.