Abstract Painting “Eye Can See”

In this painting I was playing with the relationships of different human features, abstracted to convey their similarities.

“Eye Can See” – Abstract digital painting by Nicole Barker

“Eye Can See” – Abstract digital painting by Nicole Barker


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Abstract Painting “Together”

"Together" - Abstract digital painting by Nicole Barker

“Together” – Abstract digital painting by Nicole Barker

“Together” is an abstract painting I finished a few years ago based on the plot arch of West Side Story (the movie version). I found the story very inspiring. As soon I finished watching it for the first time, and the credits rolled, I began this painting. The left side represents the male main character Tony, and the right side represents the main female character Maria. The stark contrast in color between green and purple represents the opposing family cultures of American and Puerto Rican. The story arch starts from the left going up which mainly focuses on Tony, then later in the story you are introduced to Maria. They are together for a time, represented where the two halves are blended in the plateau painting. (Spoiler if you haven’t seen West Side Story) Ultimately, the story reaches its climax and ends with Maria by herself. Broken and sad, but thankful to have loved, represented by the dress dropping back down and slowly fading away. Obviously this story is based on Romeo and Juliet, but I really liked the new direction the writers took with the plot arch in West Side Story, and found the art style, dance choreography, writing, acting, and overall theme very inspiring.
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Melting Peacock Feather – Concept Painting

Based on the success of my previous peacock painting, I decided to create a variation of that with the focus on one peacock feather. The piece is not an effect or photo-manipulation, but a painting derivative from my previous work. I’m toying with the idea of making a series of paintings related to the peacock, but this is what I have so far. All feedback is encouraged.

Melting Peacock Feather by Nicole Barker

Melting Peacock Feather by Nicole Barker


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Inspirational Artist Feature – Cliff Briggie

Cliff Briggie’s technique focuses on photographing the movement in liquids. The consistency of the subject-matter also gives the appearance of dissipating smoke or a gentle satin fabric. Concentrating the colors in different areas creates a subtle transparency that plays with the light source. The mixing colors and swirling compositions make these pieces absolutely mesmerizing.

Photo from "Infusions" series by Cliff Briggie

Photo from “Infusions” series by Cliff Briggie


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Inspirational Arist Feature – Tatiana Kazakova

These whimsical illustrations by artist Tatiana Kazakova interestingly combine different plants, animals, and environments. It gives me the impression that I’m entering a dream land, which would rival Alice’s experience down the rabbit hole. Some of the pieces, like “Kit”, have a abstract collage quality to them. Others, like “Space Stone”, feel more cohesive. All the the works, to be certain, are conceptually vibrant and elude to a deeper meaning. I would be very interested to hear the seed of thought behind each of the works from the artist herself.

UFO by Tatiana Kazakova

UFO by Tatiana Kazakova


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