Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Freedom painting

First of many layers to be painted

Completed work
Entitled, School Brick Wall Morphs into Endless Prairie Landscape, (2016) this painting speaks of freedom.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Miracle Car 2015-2016 

(Reflections of My Childhood Series)


The toy car the boy holds in his left hand ignites his memory of a genuine supernatural intervention. Because he is a child it wasn't long before, that he was in the back seat with his two younger siblings in a 1952 Buick Fastback.

His father sat in the front passenger seat while his mother was learning to drive. The father who was quickly losing his patience with his wife screamed: “Turn here!” The mother turned abruptly onto a country gravel road, and because she did it as a reflex response, the car lunged towards an extremely deep irrigation ditch. With the car turning on two wheels, and half the car suspended in the air, it seemed most assuredly that the car would roll over on its side. Because this model was not equipped with seat belts, the car rolling over would most certainly result in all its occupants perishing. Knowing that trying to steer the car was futile, the young mother screamed, with her hair billowing in the wind. Her hands were raised in a gesture of panic. The milliseconds that all this transpired, gave her little time to do anything else. While the boy's brother and sister noticed their mother's reaction, and the gravity of the situation, the boy's attention was drawn to a brilliant light just outside his window. Then as suddenly as this perilous turn of events began, it ended. The car's engine was turned off without the turning of the key and the car itself was neatly parked on the side of the road. A startled farmer came to the window of the driver's door and exclaimed: “I can't believe what I just saw!”

The car is depicted in the painting as if the intervening light has interceded with such a force that the very physical integrity of the car has been altered. The golden light that envelopes the boy reminds him that contrary to his inclination to perceive himself as insignificant, the memory reassures him that God intervenes on behalf of the weak.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Good bye friend, for now

Leilani Muir O'Malley 1944-2016
I received news of Leilani's passing with great sorrow, this morning. I am confident that she is currently without pain that comes with the stigma of cruel misconceptions.
Because I am aging myself, it may not be too long before I will join her. But until then, in honour of the many wonderful memories Leilani and I have shared and in honour of the God we worship, I hope to be more productive in creating my works of art than I have ever been.
Read Leilani's story in her autobiography, A Whisper Past

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sneak peek.

A new work is in progress at Nick's studio. Here's a sneak peek. We'll post a photo of the finished painting and its description soon. Stay tuned!

Friday, July 17, 2015

First two paintings of 2015

 Epiphany from Heaven
2015
52"x36.5"

Paralysed by Pebbles of Fallibility -- Rescued by God
2015
40"x54"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Artist at work

A glimpse of Nick creating in his art studio ...
Listening to his favourite sound tracks, Nick begins painting
"Machine of Knowledge"

Applying undercoat layer of paint
Nick presented "Machine of Knowledge" and "Dark Pages"
at Difference & Diversity on October 22

Monday, September 23, 2013

Nick Supina III: Dark Pages

Dark Pages (2013)
by: Nick Supina III
Nick's latest painting features eugenics survivor Leilani Muir. The small black page on Leilani's chest is like that of an indelible mark. It was the first page. It was the page from which she became a "defective" marked for sterilization; it was the page that spawned the next page, a page depriving defectives from the right to adopt a child, even a young, vibrant and capable woman like Leilani. In confronting the Alberta government, the courts revealed many more dark pages that became a paper trail to a very dark place. The papers are dark with a layer of interference red symbolizing the evil. The blue and green areas are covered with interference colours that correspond with their conventional colours.