Streaming Cafe

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Nikki Balfour: Art Showcase

Streaming Cafe is hosting an Artist Showcase this Friday, June 10th featuring original works from local artist Nikki Balfour. The "open house" art show will run from 5pm to 9pm and will also include tunes from "Groove Lounge", local up and coming DJ's.
Some of Nikki's art will be on display at the cafe until June 24th so come down and enjoy!

Nikki Balfour Bio
For me painting is about freedom. I've been devoted to it for the last five years. This has been a time filled with many challenges, joys, and constant growth.

As a painter I am driven by emotions and words, which often create the mood that I desire to portray. I am passionate about exploring new subjects, and am refreshed by discovering new creative outlets.

Freestyle/abstract painting has been a large part of my development as an artist, whether it be working out of my studio or painting on stage with live music. In a live setting, painting and music feed off each other, creating moments of energetic creativity that would otherwise go undiscovered.

My most recent series 'Doorways and WIndows', created layer by layer using only a small palette knife, incorporates the methods and techniques that I've discovered through abstract painting. The result is a body of work that is unlike anything that I have done up to this point. The exciting thing is that no matter what subject or style I approach, these abstract techniques are a foundational thread throughout everything that I paint.

I love color, movement, and the freedom to express myself. Painting allows me to explore new worlds. I look forward to many years of creativity ahead, and fully immersing myself in the possibilities that await me.

Check out Nikki's webpage (http://nikkibalfour.com) and be sure to like her on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NikkiBalfourOriginalArt)!