Saturday, January 2, 2010
FUSCHIA NIGHTFIRE - TREELINE ARTIST
FUSCHIA NIGHTFIRE - TREELINE ARTIST DECEMBER 2009/JANUARY 2010
Fuschia Nightfire (known in real life as Nina Camplin) is a mural artist specialising in trompe l'oeil. She is interested in challenging the viewer's perception of space and creating 'fake' realities. Fuschia is using Second Life as an alternative medium for creating art and exploring ways of making illusions.
She lives in Dorset on the South Coast of the UK, and many of her paintings feature the sea and heathland.
Fuschia says of ther painting 'Lightning Strikes Thrice'. The 3 trees shown in this painting were struck by lightning and died many years ago, because they are so open to the elements they have become decimated and have hardened into an almost fossilised state, therefore are almost impossible to chop down. To me, the fact that they have evolved into a material that is almost as strong as concrete gives them a sculptural form, both aesthetically and in substance. I find them extremely beautiful and have painted them several times from different viewpoints.
You can see more of Fuschia's work at the Treeline Sky Gallery until mid January or her own gallery in Second Life
or on her website at:http://www.ninacamplin.co.uk/