Nicci Netter Artworkswww.ArtPal.com/nnetter
I discovered my passion for art in early 2019. I worked hard in 2020 to evolve my personal style and was particularly drawn to vibrant palettes. My work currently falls into two styles: expressionism and abstract expressionism, although my personal style and use of color is evident in both types of work. I set a very lofty goal for 2021 with regards to the number of pieces I wanted to produce and was quickly feeling hurried and stifled by "painting myself into a corner" because I was restricting myself to a specific style. Although this development is encouraged by curators and galleries, I think it may be a misleading viewpoint. In my view, to do so is to force it, creating art to make a name, make money or to give too much credence to intentionally trying to please others. It stifles creativity and it stops being pleasurable. I started creating because it was uplifting. Concentrating too much on trying to push it a particular direction can ruin the experience. I want to continue experimenting, although it is evident that there is a common stylistic thread through all of my work.
I would describe my abstract style as a unique use of vibrant color, complicated palettes and lots of movement in the strokes to mimic dancing. I am also fond of multi-directional strokes and splatters. My abstracts are an expression of the joy and freedom in just creating without pressure.
My portraits, with the exceptions of a few, are representations of my spiritual influences. I am a very spiritual person and enjoy combining my abstract style with portrayals of nature spirits and deities, mostly expressed in the female form. I feel that the divine feminine has long been stifled by narrow-minded conceptions of the nature of God; thus, I like to paint portrayals of this beautiful aspect of spirituality. My abstract style still comes through - do not expect realism, but expressionist portrayals of the beauty these beings represent for me, and hopefully, for others that hold to similar paths.
At the beginning of 2021, I began to develop an interest in the pure beauty of natural settings and I am experimenting with landscapes. I only occasionally deviate from my bright palettes, but it has been enjoyable to do something different from my norm. The style is still expressionism.
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Portraits in Expressionism
Inspired By the 60's