Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Nives Palmić has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Nives Palmić is a Slovenia based artist.  Nives creates realistic pencil drawings of botanicals and nature subjects.  Nives was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #10. The placement in this competition qualified her drawings to be showcased in this feature.

Nive’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her art in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Nive’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Nives Palmić was born in Rijeka, Croatia. Nives graduated in painting from the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts in 1985.  She now lives and creates in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. She is a professor of art on B2 and Gea College schools for adults in Ljubljana, teaching following subjects: Art Education in program Kindergarten Education, Art Animation in a program for Social Workers, Theory of Visual Culture and Art History Styles in program Visual Communications and Marketing.

Nives is a mentor of a painting group at the Third Age University of Slovenia. She also runs several art courses and workshops with different topics, like drawing and painting techniques, decorative ornaments, miniature painting etc. She also occasionally will write reviews on art exhibitions.

In 2011, Nives published a practical book “From Drawing to Painting” at Public Fund for Cultural Activities in Ljubljana, which happened to become very popular book among art lovers.

Artist Statement:

In past years I was occupied with abstract painting and mixed media painting (digital graphics combining classic techniques and computer interventions) and applied arts such as painting and printing on fabric.

Last few years my main occupation is drawing. I achieve optimal expression using and mastering classical drawing techniques as graphite pencil, charcoal, ink, and pastel.

The source of my inspiration is a fascination with rhythms created by a variety of forms in nature.

To emphasize all that rhythms I usually place my motifs into carefully defined cut-out compositions in which they vary from image to pattern or offer close look to inner spaces.

I am also very interested in ornament as a way of visual expressing of ideas; in this point, I explore the relation between realistic and abstract concept and between image and pattern.

Beside composition there is a texture, which is also essential in my drawings, reflecting a character of each motif and adding a dimension of sensuality.

According to this, my drawings appear as a combination of classical realistic skill and modern approach in the sense of composition and visual appearance.

On the other level submitted works show us moments of a deep impression when we are able to see overwhelming beauty in ordinary things like grass, leaves, petals, tree bark, shades, and light spots.

This natural language is like a mirror of our own strong and fragile human values.

As an artist, I see my role in messaging these essential values in my own unique art language. Nive’s website:

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