About the Fine Art Painters Featured at NW BY NW GALLERY

“Haystack in Golden Sky” by Laura O’Brien

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface. The medium is commonly applied to the

base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.

Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition, narration, or abstraction, among other aesthetic modes, may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolistic, emotive (as in Expressionism), or political in nature (as in Artivism).

Historically, the five main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, and the performing arts. Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking. However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms.

One definition of fine art is “a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.”

The word “fine” does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline.  With huge differences in inspiration, style and execution of the work, Fine Art Painters featured by NW By NW Gallery share quality and purity of the discipline.