Atlanta-based artist Myrtie Cope likes to combine the art of photography with quilting

Atlanta-based photographer Myrtie Cope. (Aaron Jacks)

On the “City Lights” series “Speaking of Art,” local artists share insights into their influences, processes, and experiences in town. This edition features quilter and photographer Myrtie Cope. “My primary art is photography.

I create my photographs digitally, but I also like to work with cyanotypes and encaustics,” Cope said. “My favorite subjects to shoot are nature, landscape and architecture.” 

Cope likes to combine her photography and sewing by using cyanotype-treated fabrics to create quilts, and she has recently started embroidering her photographs. 

Cope got started in art in college. She got a degree in interior design and a minor in art education. But she didn’t get involved with photography until about 2002. “I decided to really learn how to use my camera. I didn’t know what the settings were all about, and I started taking classes at Spruill Art Center,” Cope said.

You can find more information about Myrtie Cope’s work on Instagram here.