The Digitalmania group chooses a mixed media artist, and we all attempt to emulate their style using digital techniques. It's very challenging, but great fun as well.
Here's a bit about Nicki...
A few years ago, Nicki started to incorporate collage into her work. After a visit to Russia she became so intrigued with the art, especially the icons, that her work evolved into mixed media and collage on canvas.
Her current works are highly textured, combining many layers of paper and metallic paint. “When I start a new canvas, I have no idea where the process will take me. I like to incorporate renaissance and religious images, but sometimes my theme can be eliminated during the course of my layering and my finished work can take on a whimsical mood” Nicki does not work with bright colors but instead, prefers to use more muted “Tuscan” tones. Like her watercolors, she uses transparent glazes which reveal hidden images and surprises to the viewer. “I love every minute of this artistic process and the discovery in capturing the essence of a bygone era.”
In the Stars