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Hi Everyone

A quick apology for my absence but several things have taken priority over the blog in the past few days. I have managed to produce some work for the Cayfest celebrations and I will post more about those soon.

The last few days have seen my husband locked away in his home office working on his new domain at TheCaymanHost.com (I don’t really understand exactly what his business is all about but it means he works from home so I’m not complaining) and I have been painting and banging nails and sawing wood for all I’m worth. We have been passing at meal times and collapsing into bed each night and falling asleep in mid conversation, him mumbling about Search Engine Optimization and me about sponsors and paintings!

I also have news of a big solo art show coming up…….I’m really excited about it and again, more news soon. Thanks to all the commenters, I promise to respond really soon ūüôā

Have a great day everyone

Nickola

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MDR Invitation 

The fifth annual Million Dollar Run race is around the corner, on Easter weekend,6 to 9 April. The event, which comprises a powerboat race, poker hand and several glamorous parties, has grown to become a fixture on the spring calendar of both the Cayman Islands and the region.

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The above article from the Cay Compass fills in the details of the upcoming exhibition at the Morgan Gallery which opens on April 7 and will run until April 21. 

I am really pleased to be able to confirm that one of the paintings to be auctioned off at the annual gala at the Ritz Carlton to benefit the Junior Achievement charity will be mine, and specially painted for the event. I really hope that it will fetch a good price ūüôā

The final preparations for the show have kept me hugely busy so I apologize for not being around to post as frequently as I would like. I’ve attached a copy of the invitations to the opening night and you can read more about the whole MDR weekend in the above article.

Thanks for visiting, I have to get back to work now!

Nickola

MDR Art Show

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Wow, where to begin with this update?

I posted a short time ago about the Million Dollar Race¬†and am happy to say that I have managed to finish at least half of the paintings I hope to exhibit. I’ve not posted any images here yet as I don’t wish to prejudice the pre-show publicity that the gallery are spending a great deal of effort on – thanks Morgan Gallery! I am contributing pieces in a wide variety of styles and sizes, including abstracts, semi-abstracts and representational – for both my loyal readers and my own satisfaction I am allowing myself the indulgence of showing you one painting today…..as yet untitled, this is a monochrome acrylic on canvas

Million Dollar Race Grand Cayman

The show is¬†fast approaching and I still have much to do, but I’m confident now that the paintings will all be finished in time.

Other projects on the horizon are many and varied.¬†I have been commissioned by a private buyer to produce a painting of old Cayman in a similar vein to the Bygone Cayman Series, but on a larger scale – I need to have the picture finished within the next three weeks so the pressure is on for that job! Work¬†has commenced, and so far it’s going well.

The competitions and exhibitions are coming thick and fast too. The McCoy Prize is only just around the corner and after a lay off of a couple of years, I would really like to win the award again….at the moment I am thinking of entering a sculpture and have¬†purchased most of the materials I am going to need – the idea is rooted firmly in my head, all that remains is the execution! (more…)

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I have had to modify my feed address and am asking all my wonderful subscribers to please amend your feeds either by using the Add Me button in the sidebar of my blog or by using the following new url:-

http://feeds.feedburner.com/pheedo/WfpR

Thank you everyone and apologies for the hassle.

Nickola

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Continuing the¬†recent series here at Arteccentrix exploring abstract art, I am publishing another third party’s take on abstraction in its various¬†forms.¬†I think it is fair to say, based on recent feedback, that the debate surrounding the validity of abstract art¬†will rage on and on for a long, long time. I hope that this article will help explain to the uninitiated, a little more about abstract, modern and contemporary painting.

As an artist, abstraction is my first love, to me, there is nothing more challenging or rewarding than completing a painting that I feel is completely original and reflects the emotions, inspiration and maybe meaning that I set out to express.

Defining Abstract Art by Lynne Taetzsch (more…)

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The Million  Dollar Race is on! $100 in FREE Links

This¬†Easter holidays sees the return¬† of one of Cayman’s most exciting sporting events, but my race begins much sooner. Having been asked to¬†exhibit some pieces for the big day, I have been giving a lot of thought to exactly what I should do for the show. The trouble is I’ve been thinking about it for a tad too long and now my own¬†race is on to get things done in time! I am intending to¬† produce 6 to 8 paintings and received an email this morning asking for some images for the pre-event publicity – gulp.

There is nothing like a challenge is there? I have until the end of the week so I’m pretty confident it’s a challenge I can rise to¬†and I’m quite excited about the paintings.¬†¬†Watch this space for how things come along, although the blog may have to take a back seat for a few days.

The event kicks off on Easter weekend, April 13 and you can find out more at the MDR Official Website and a list of a host of other upcoming events on the islands can be found at Caribbean.com

I noticed that¬†my blog was looking a bit bare on the picture¬†front so to end this short posting I’m giving readers a rare glimpse of me at work, with one of my recent pictures¬†titled “Icarus”. ¬†

The Artist Pauses In Her Work

Well, wish me luck, I’m off to try and meet the challenge ūüôā

Until next time – Nickola
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I found this painting in my archives the other day, which was a bit of a puzzle as I didn’t recall painting it, and I don’t use watercolours!¬†

Cayman Streets

I thought perhaps it was an image someone had downloaded from the web in the dim and distant past, maybe I had even done it myself. It was so very familiar though……..when I mentioned it to my husband he grinned and came over all mischevious. After having his fun he finally fessed up that he was the one responsible – I was surprised to say the least as he is not the painting kind and how on earth could he have found the time to produce a painting without me knowing a thing about it?

The answer is obvious of course……Photoshop, the perverter of so many images. He’d been fooling around with his image editing software and left this picture for me to find! OK, so it’s a phony, but I thought he did a pretty good job, and it serves as a reminder that faking things in this digital age is a very simple process, and what you see is definitely not always what you get.

Some things do¬† have a beneficial side though…..I can take advantage of his snap happy nature¬† and refer to his photographs for ideas and inspiration in my own field. I don’t think we’ll tell him that though eh? He did say that it was OK for me to use the following picture which is one of his favourite bits of foolishness – I have to admit that I like it too.

Boys Will Be Boys

Until next time.

Nickola
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