Tuesday, 1 December 2009
More Art in Second Life
Information card follows:
Winter Nightfire is a self-taught painter from San Francisco, California. Her exposure to Abstract Expressionism began at age 16 in the North Beach neighborhood at Caffe Trieste, where she befriended her mentors, the noted Beat artists Jack Hirschman and George Long. She displayed her first painting at a group show with her mentors in 2001 at age 24, and has been showing solo at venues across San Francisco ever since.
Inspired by light and the language of texture, Nightfire's signature metallics and the frequent appearance of black and white in her works illustrate her emphasis on contrast to give meaning to various combinations of form and color.
"The painting is the boss," explains Nightfire, "It tells me what it needs to become a story, movement by movement, gesture by gesture. My job as the painter is to listen visually and to give the evolving work what it asks me to provide. These lines, shapes and colors merely represent transcriptions of my conversations with space."
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life