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Kindra Nikole is a Seattle-based mixed-media artist whose work draws on natural settings to create surreal, otherworldly images. Kindra manifests fantastical realities in her images, oftentimes with a hint of dark allure. Her works tend toward vibrant, rich colors and typically feature a solitary figure immersed in nature.
Kindra creates many of the sets, props, and costumes seen in her images. She then captures the intricacy of the moment with her trusty camera, Sir Didymus, and spends a great deal of time editing the image on her computer. The image is then printed onto giclée paper and treated as her underpainting layer, which is mounted onto a wood panel. Kindra then embellishes the piece with acrylics and sometimes metal-leaf techniques, creating a unique, beautiful painting. Finally, Kindra glazes the entire piece with a resin coating, creating a lustrous, glasslike presentation which also seals and protects the image.
As a native to the Pacific Northwest and avid lover of the great outdoors, Kindra’s profound admiration of nature is harnessed as a foundation in all of her work. Kindra believes that the mystery and magic of nature is a boundless well of inspiration.