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Nikkkia Riles is a Ohio fine artist.

Her creative path began with with pencil sketching and drawing portraits of people's faces ,but , things changed, as life often does, her path took her to computer animation, videography and photography. Even though Nikkia took pictures, photography wasn't something she thought at first. She loved creating cartoons and tapering with a video camera. Learning about different generes' of media helped develope her eye of seeing things that were different to others. Even though she had to give-up the art world due to life she always wanted to continue doing something creative. When time finally opened doors for her to beable to put more time into what she loved to do it took her to something she didn't expect to be good Nikkia picked up a camera and started to experiment, studying and research other artist style that she liked and started to devlop a style that fit her and her eye.  Though a wife and a busy mom, Nikkia began creating work where she could take her imaginationGemmy began creating work that exists somewhere in-between painting and photography.

The lighting has become an aesthetic that layers velvet colors across a canvas of deep shadow and glinting highlights- to create an image full of shadow and light with a beautiful stillness in-between. “Beauty, for me, is to create an image where all the elements melt and then come together solidly.

To tell a story using lines, light, color, and the contrast between them.” Led by her intuition and an obsession to create; as if she was moving liquid pigments on a canvas, For Gemmy, each detail is lovingly obsessed over and refined- from the backdrops that she generally paints herself to the costumes, set building, styling, and post-production.

Gemmy’s artworks become a depiction of real things not entirely grounded in reality. Each of her painterly photographs expresses a beautiful stillness, a stillness existing between awake and asleep. Gemmy’s works claim the spaces in-between, with each work expressing a divine transition between the tradition of painting and photography, between the painters of the past and artists of today, between analog details and digital pixels, reality, and fantasy, between the banal and the ideal, between light and shadow and between textured motion and pearlescent stillness. 

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Based in Columbus, Ohio- always traveling to see new and exciting things to broaden the imagination.


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