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Nicole Pellegrini
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Kiss of Life
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Dark Descent
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Evening Comes
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Heavy Clouds
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Kiss of Life
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Beyond the Grid
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Still Life in Ultramarine
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In The Dark Lands
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Daniel Jackson
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Trajectories
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Distant Landscape
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Violent Skies
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
Nicole Pellegrini has been fascinated by art since childhood--particularly the dreamscapes and private worlds of surrealists such as Yves Tanguy and Salvador Dali. Although I devoted most every moment of my free time as a teenager to drawing and painting, I ended up pursuing an education in the sciences. In 1994, I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering, and in 1999 I completed doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the same field. Upon graduation, however, I decided to return to my earlier love for the arts and work toward a professional career as an artist. In the years that followed, I have exhibited original and media-inspired artwork at conventions across the country. I have also worked on an illustration project for a series of childrens' books and CDs. More recently, I have expanded my interest in the arts and crafts to include jewelry design, creating "wearable art" in semiprecious stones and unique materials. I have studied drawing and painting at several schools as well as participated in workshop courses in old master painting techniques to expand my work into oil painting and explore more traditional methods.

Current Residence: New Jersey
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock
Favourite photographer: Kyle Cassidy
Favourite style of art: surrealism, classical realism
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Skin of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Danger Mouse

Favourite Visual Artist
Yves Tanguy, Lorenzo Lotto, Salvador Dali, Fra Angelico
Favourite Movies
A Clockwork Orange
Favourite TV Shows
Brimstone, The A-Team, Dead Like Me, Star Trek
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Police, Pink Floyd, The Hoosiers, Taylor Hawkins
Favourite Writers
Kurt Vonnegut
Tools of the Trade
oil paint, canvas, easel
Other Interests
art, painting, writing, cats
Back from Italy! Florence, Siena, Milan...
Just back from two fabulous weeks in Italy. To say the art I saw was inspiring is an understatement! It might be cliched but perhaps the single most amazing thing I had the chance to see was The Last Supper in Milan. It's something I swear that anyone with an artistic bone in their body needs to see before they die. I need to go back as soon as I can to see it again - and for more than just 15 minutes which is all your Last Supper tickets will allow!
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On Fan Art
Fan Art is extremely popular here on deviantART, but a lot of people elsewhere - or "mundanes" - don't really understand it or know much about it. To that end, I recently wrote a webpage About Fan Art and Fan Art's History. Because even many fan artists today don't really know about the history of fan art and its importance in the fan community. Fan art can also have tricky legal issues to deal with that I also address on the page, along with including links to some of the best websites on line for finding fan art. Anyway, if you're interested, please check out my page on fan art for more information. And leave me a comment with a link to a
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Devious Journal Entry
Oil painting intimidates a lot of artists. I know it took me years before I was willing to give the medium a try because I was so confused by all the materials, paints, mediums and supposed "rules" of how paint in oils. Yet once I got past my initial confusion and fear, I ended up really falling in love with oils and it is now my favorite painting medium of all. If you're curious about oil painting but unsure how to begin, check out my Introductory Guide to Getting Started in Oil Painting. You'll find information on the basic materials you'll need, surface preparation, health concerns and also links to great beginning books on oil painting.
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CaptainwannanodderStudent General Artist
I'm sorry :(
Your work is Beautiful!
HanBO-HobbitProfessional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: on [link] !
TheLensViewer3003 Photographer
Welcome to deviantART! :) I love your paintings :D
nicolepellegriniProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the welcome! I need to start building my galleries now...
TheLensViewer3003 Photographer
Ok then. Give me a shout if you need help with anything.