Nicci Dot C. A.'s Profile

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FEATURED IN:
2013 ~ MADE IN MAG http://nicci.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MadeInMagazine_Q1-2013-Nicci-Feature.pdf
2011 Fall ~ Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS magazine (pages 134 & 135)
2007 July ~ HGTV That's Clever
View my segments from HGTV "That's Clever" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7ZYOTfC6A .

Thanks for popping by!
http://nicci.ca

Do you like to attend ART RETREATS, I organize them for Western Canada (just across the border from Seattle WA). Visit me here for details: http://creativefinds.ca .


Artist's statement
Nicci Dot C A (formerly BrUsHeD WiTh MaGiC) is the creative outlet for Canadian Metis Artist, Nicci Battilana…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 15
  • Joined November 27, 2005

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acrylic, paint, glitter, canvas, glass, solder, water color, paper, art, journal

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About

FEATURED IN:
2013 ~ MADE IN MAG http://nicci.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MadeInMagazine_Q1-2013-Nicci-Feature.pdf
2011 Fall ~ Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS magazine (pages 134 & 135)
2007 July ~ HGTV That's Clever
View my segments from HGTV "That's Clever" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7ZYOTfC6A .

Thanks for popping by!
http://nicci.ca

Do you like to attend ART RETREATS, I organize them for Western Canada (just across the border from Seattle WA). Visit me here for details: http://creativefinds.ca .


Artist's statement
Nicci Dot C A (formerly BrUsHeD WiTh MaGiC) is the creative outlet for Canadian Metis Artist, Nicci Battilana.

Brushed With Magic began in 1991 with fabulously funky hand painted jean jackets and over-sized wall canvases. B.W.M.'s Functional Art and Home Decor has since grown to include articles such as Goddess Throw Cushions, Fun n Funky Barware, Chunky Chick Marble Magnets, Wall Murals for all ages, and many other forms of FuNcTiOnAl ArT fOr ThE gOdDeSs WiThIn.

'My Girlz' collection was inspired by the 80's movement of funky dyed hair which draped seductively over one eye. Back in those days I often sported that style. These fun and funky paintings evolved from that time period!

My POP ART collection was inspired by Warhol and a love for Jim Henson's work and Disney.

My acrylic paintings add the sparkle of life to any room (a selection are also whimsically embellished with glitter and acrylic gems).

I would like to think that my work opens up a door in every woman (and some men) so that they may 'embrace the Goddess within and show her a good time!'
Join Nicci's Brushed With Magic mailing list by visiting my website and dropping me a line! (scroll down to see the link to my website)

Keep smiling and creating! Nicci.
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About The ARTIST

Nicci has always loved art. Her earliest memory of discovering the diversity of art was in kindergarten when they had the students place a leaf on a piece of paper. They then suspended mesh above it on a wooden box structure, and ran a large paint filled paint brush across the top of the mesh. Moving the leaf to a different position or adding a different leaf as each paint colour was being added in layers. Once they were satisfied with their amount of colours and paint they removed the final leaf(leaves) and were left with a wonderful piece of art that was no longer just a plain blank sheet of paper. She recalls this childhood memory with a glint in her eye.

Her interest in the arts continued all through grade school to present day. She believe her parents must have silently cringed as a collection of “string art“ began taking over their family room in the late Seventies.

A love for painting on clothing began in the mid Eighties in Junior High School. All the students were given the general sheet of paper or poster board to work on, yet Nicci preferred working on denim jackets and t-shirts. She did not want to create art pieces on paper that would end up being filed away in a school storage room drawer once completed (or worse yet..the trash can due to limited space availability). She wanted her art to live out loud in the world and by creating functional art Nicci believes that she succeeded.

Even though Nicci creates her Glitzy Gal themed art pieces `in the moment` (no planning involved as to the feeling in the eyes, the colour of the hair, the tilt of the head, etc), most of her fans feel empathy with her final artwork pieces . Her artwork is all about making connections with you, her audience, in a way that reminds you of a deep desire, a personality trait, a good friend or fond memory. Her artwork can seem to also sympathize with what you may be going through in your day to day life. Nicci`s paintings leave their hearts wide open inviting you in. Add to that her use of vibrant colour … a special bond is created between yourself and your mirrored Glitzy Gal that you just have to bring her home and have on display.

Nicci is always on the lookout for her new “leaf”. Right now she is surrounded by a vast collection of ‘My Girlz’ (aka Glitzy Galz) stemming from use with acrylics, water colours, pastels, stamps, glitter, etc. Visit her events and online store to adopt a ‘Glitzy Gal Girl’ of your own!

The birth of her son in 2003 had a very strong impact on the pursuit of quality in her work and the pride she take from it. Nicci strongly believes that we should all be able to do what we love in some aspect of our lives. Since Duran’s arrival into her family, Nicci has been able to break down her previous inhibitions and put her art out into the world. She is therefore very happy to state, with confidence, that she is a PROUD Canadian Artist living on the outskirts of Vancouver in beautiful South Surrey, B.C.!

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