Murals by Nina Fike!

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My name is Nina Fike, and I paint murals. Contact me at ninafike@gmail.com and we can get started!

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Party in the Tropics.

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Acrylic on canvas, 5′ x 13′.
This piece was done as a backdrop for photo shoots. It was originally designed for sitting shots, but we used it for a photo booth session for this reception. The beautiful bride and the groom were really happy with it. Most of the shots were close ups. We had to get a full length shot of her gorgeous gown!

St. Clare of Assissi.

St. Clare

Acrylic latex on primed plaster,  24″x 36″.

There are some  Native Americans who believe that “the richest man is the man who has nothing.” That’s the essence of St. Clare’s story. She and her sisters lived with no money, no shoes, and ate no meat. They lived in a very poor house, yet they were extremely happy because they felt God’s presence all the time. I find that narrative very refreshing considering the times we live in. All our little conveniences grow exponentially by the hour. We are so spoiled by modern technologies. The thought of choosing to live in poverty in order to obtain that devine connection is as admirable as it is profound.

Lieb Bernie.

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Acrylic wash on canvas.   20″ X 24″.

This piece was commissioned by a good friend who found the the love of her life. She wanted it done in time for their wedding day, which happens to be this Saturday, the 17th. It took about 5 days to complete.  I was ecstatic to do the job! True love is such a rare thing to behold, but once you’ve seen it, it becomes pretty recognizable from that point on. Cheers to you Tracy and Bernie and your happily ever after!!

The Pond.

Acrylic on watercolor paper.       11″ x 17″.

This piece was an exercise in impressionism. Its a tribute of sorts to the  artists of the past who continue to influence and inspire my work in that rebelious spirit that made them great. Monet, Van Gogh, Manet, and Renoir all had an idealist aura about their techniques that really resonate with me because they not only painted the world as it was, but also as it should be.

Tree of Life.

Gold, silver, and white paint pen on paper.  12″ x 18″.

This was a minimal reference, free-hand exercise in drawing for me. To draw a line on the page without having to think about whether it is straight enough, curved enough, or where it was in space was a little odd at first. As it turned out, the more lines I drew on the page, the more giddy I felt. Like a child at play.

City of Temples.

Construction and tissue paper with decoupage.   12″ x  18″.

This was a great variation on a series of collage pieces I worked on last month. It’s a real treat to approach things with as minimal a reference as possible. Illustration demands such constant referencing of material. Its nice to be able to just dream things up, and put them directly on the page!

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