Nina Tichava

"Employing labor-intensive technique, I blend painting, printmaking and craft processes.  I primarily work on wood and paper in multiple panels, incorporating paint, charcoal, ink, paper, ballpoint pen, canvas and metal.  Simultaneously free and constrained, my paintings are composed of numerous overlapping layers, many of which are obscured in the cumulative evolution of a finished piece.  A prominent element of my work is the application of thousands of beads of paint, painstakingly and individually painted and used to create screens, patterns and color gradients."