The downtown Scottsdale fine art establishment, Gallery Andrea has a southwest landscape exhibit by local artist Vera Nick on display through September.
Russian-born artist Vera Nick combines her fascination with the southwest, with her love of mosaic art in Europe.
“I was fond of arts from the very childhood and got special classes for drawing and design during my education,” Ms. Nick said in a prepared statement.
The artist went on to get a higher economic degree in Moscow, earning an honors diploma, according to a press release, and went on to work with government and private companies.
Ms. Nick has practiced making mosaic pictures from glass tiles, and says she is very fond of it.
“I make pictures from mosaic glass tile on aluminum sheets using ecological glue and Mapei grout,” she explained. “Imagination leads me from the cosmic works to the meaning of life. One of the unique features of glass mosaic tile is that the works changing their colors and brilliance depending on the lights and viewing angle, but the whole imagination from each of them.”
Ms. Nick has been living in Sedona for two years and uses the red rocks and mountains for inspiration.
“The mosaic tile art means everlasting beauty for the ages,” she said in a prepared statement.
Ms. Nick’s unique mosaic tile paintings can be viewed at Gallery Andrea, 7019 E. Main St. in Scottsdale.