Turbulent Waters by Nicky Courtman

ARTIST NOTES: My love for experimentation and a longing to evolve and create movement in my work, led me to this piece. As a subject, the ocean provides exactly the sense of freedom I'm looking for. Enabling me to explore and paint with few boundaries. Using tried and tested techniques, along with new, I created with confidence and vulnerability. Not knowing exactly where I'd end up and loving it! The sides of the canvas are painted a dark grey/black to create contrast with the image, making it even more striking.

Features

DIMENSIONS (Height - 100.00 cm X Width - 152.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Seascape
REGISTERED NRN # 000-35998-0163-01
COPYRIGHT © Nicky Courtman
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Nicky Courtman



ARTIST BIO

Nicky is an English, South Australian based artist who is active in the Adelaide Hills art scene. She works mainly in acrylic art and holds a Diploma in Art & Design with experience in graphic design.

Starting out, Nicky naturally took a conservative approach to her work, aiming for realism in her art with animal portraiture. However, she had a yearning to venture from the intense attention to detail this style and her graphic design required. She dreamed of creating freedom and movement in her work.

This yearning led to Nicky exploring with acrylics, using A LOT of paint in the process but rediscovering what paints can actually do. She loves experimenting and through trial and error has learned so much about the character of paint and how far you can push it.
Having fun with her paints and enjoying using unconventional tools to create lines and patterns across the canvas, Nicky believes that her joy of exploration throughout each painting prevents her work from becoming static and enables it to evolve.

Nowadays she enjoys pushing herself in both realism and abstract impressionism, believing that both disciplines have developed a more diverse artist in her as a result.



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