Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Nic Tibo has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 25th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Nic will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.
Nic Tibo is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning realism artist based in Quebec, Canada. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.
For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to hundreds of major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
Nic’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. This was the 25th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.
Below are Nic’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her artworks. We hope that you will take the time to read Nic’s information and to take a look at her beautiful animal oil paintings.
Over the years, Nic Tibo has always been drawn to arts, drawing and crafts. She has experimented several techniques: fashion design, decorative painting on ceramic pieces as well as different mediums: watercolor, acrylic and oil painting.
Today, she creates original art works painted in oil on gallery canvas in a realistic figurative style with sometimes a touch of abstract. You will find sober colors to very colorful work of art. The subjects represented are mostly photographed by the artist.
Nicole has taken many art workshops: Oil painting - Réjane Parizeault artist / Watercolor – watercolor artist Jean-Yves Guindon /Figure and Portrait Drawing – Ottawa School of Art / Decorative painting / Fashion design – Robinson Academy / Owner – ceramic pieces’ workshop: decoration, training, sale / Photography – Marsan College.
She has participated in artistic events to exhibit her paintings including exhibitions at the residence “Sage au piano” in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, she won "Public's Favorite" prize at the 8th Art Competition of Lake Superior's Municipality, with the theme Wilderness. In 2023, a wolf painting was chosen by Society of Canadian Artists for their Open International Online Juried Exhibition. and two paintings was also chosen for their 55th Open International Online Juried Exhibition. She participated at the Pelham Art Festival and an exhibition at Marché Bon Secours, Montreal (Plaisirs d'artistes).
My interest in the arts has always been present in various forms: drawing, painting, photography but today I realize my artistic ambitions: paint my subjects realistically, in oil paint. Painting is for me a testimony to nature that I just love. It is my main source of inspiration: landscapes, flowers and first and foremost, birds and animals.
My process begins with observing birds and wildlife in their environment. Also, visits to animal parks and sanctuaries enables me to take many pictures of various interesting species. Following my observations and research, the work takes shape several months in advance in my head. Afterwards, creation is made on canvas, closest to reality, while going into the different steps related to oil painting: layer's superposition and drying time.
Work is from background to foreground - from general to specific, striving to create something that is captivating and enjoyable to watch. The composition is edited ad manipulated until satisfaction and the main objective is to create a painting that has a sense of depth. Each painting is an opportunity for me to play with colors, lights and shadows in order to reflect this magic that only painting can manage to create.
Nic’s work can be viewed on her website.
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