|marker pens on bristol paper|
Ruminations and FingersHello everyone.Ruminations and Fingers by Simanion
5am has just gone by and I've realised that if I visit DeviantArt and pause for a little moment, and sit in the eye of the clutter and strange noises and gratuitous nudity to actually digest what I'm doing, what I've done here, what here has done for me, recall the names and avatars that have come and gone, smile at the familiar faces and the new ones...I get very sentimental. In a way, it's like peering into a series of time capsules, documenting my life and artistic state. In a way it makes me sad. I genuinely yearn for the time when I could maintain real interactions here, and was so excited to upload something new almost every week. I was excited to be discovering that I wanted to be an artist for life. I didn't appreciate the luxury of all that time and uninterrupted opportunities to act on inspiration.
As I've gotten older I think I've grown increasingly introverted. The internet and online connections truly overwhelm me. They almost scare me. I'm
photo by Felicity Turner www.facebook.com/felicity.phot…|
"Ria is a self taught artist with a remarkable eccentric realist style influenced by her medical training. Expressing her love of fantasy and tales of the imagination, her paintings appear as scenes from yet to be written legends. In The Nocturnal Ones she places herself in a strangely familiar night forest surrounded by Tasmanian animals. In White Leather & Chrome her exquisitely rendered male nude has giant wings folded behind him as he sits in reverie.
She works in a wide variety of mediums, from traditional oil paint to pencil, marker pen and ink. Ria’s draftsmanship is wonderful, demonstrating a commitment to life drawing as practice for the figure.
Ria is one of many contemporary online artists who form a community that encourage and mentor each other, sharing experiences and themes. Their techniques are informed by book and graphic novel illustration, by graffiti and PreRaphaelism."
Betty Nolan, Nolan Art, Hobart Tasmania
here's my portfolio: riagilham.daportfolio.com/
and my facebook page: www.facebook.com/riagilhamart