MissSnape’s Opening Event

Yesterday we had MissSnape’s opening event. As usually the place was crowded, so once again i have to thank to all my friends and art lovers who were there. We do all this for you, without you our events wouldnt have any meaning at all. We also want to congratulate the artist for the stunning abstract artwork. We are looking forward to the next opening event…

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IanLee Patton

Hello, I am IanLee Patton. I make mainly anime/manga influenced digital art. My main influences are Masamune Shirow, Salvadore Dali, Leonardo, Chiho Aoshima, Redjuice, Busou Shinki, Andy Goldsworthy, H.R.Giger, Roger and Freya Dean & Derek Riggs to name loads. Other influences include Anime/Japanese shows such as Star Fleet, Ghost in the shell, Cowboy Bebop and…Goldenboy!

I have A level Art and an Illustration Degree which taught me various practical processes: screen printing, etching, life drawing and photography. Where it lacked was in Digital process since 14 yrs ago (wow!) computers were just beginning to become a big deal in illustration. Educational outlets appeared to be in a transitional phase too. So any digital art knowledge I have is pretty much self taught. It took shows like Cowboy bebop, which I watched around 2005, to reawaken my love of this style of drawing. A style which many believe to be “easy.” I assure you it has taken me about 10 years and many many awful experiments to feel even a bit confident about what I do. The anime style can be “easily ” copied. What is tough is finding your own style without copying as well as balancing elements of a picture relatively. Something way more easily said than done.

I am a firm believer in Political art as a means to carry a message. On the other hand I do not believe in inciting hatred so it is a bit of a paradox. One that I have yet to fully find an answer to. I’m not even sure there is an answer to that one!

When working digitally I always use just the one slightly oval brush in Photoshop. Everything is drawn with a tablet pen as I would work traditionally.

In SL I have shown work in various galleries such as the Artropolis artists sim which is now sadly departed.
I currently have a gallery at Space4art and a display at Freda’s Place cafe.

In RL I hope to show some of this work (most at its full resolution about 6x bigger) at local galleries in the UK later this year. If they’ll have me. If you know of anyone with a gallery please get in touch! Likewise if anyone would like to employ me to work in Japan please make my dreams come true.I have the ticket already.

Any queries or commission / business info please feel free to contact me through IM or notecard. Although notecard is most reliable if I’m away from SL for an extended period.

Fuschia Nightfire’s Opening Event

If you don’t know where your going any road will get you there…twirling down into the rabbit hole we all went as we were rocked out of our socks, then soothed with delicious sexy nuances of sound and music. We were pulled into the musical arcade of Fushia Nightfire’s magnificent journey into a wonderland.

The first steps were dizzyingly delightful and once your got your sea legs, the joint was rocking. Swirling images and interactive video created a stunning opening for the LA Gallery in the Influence Art Community. Hosted by Lana Eleonara the visitors were enraptured as they landed and were led into another world. The artist Fushia led the foray with her musical dance talent and the whole show wrapped around you like a sweet musical glove.

As Alice would be told to say…”We were all mad there and carefree”.

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Ranadeep’s Opening Event

And then there was COLOR!

As in the artists words: Come see the colors that emerge out of the darkness and scatter around, the forms that begin small and spread all over and let your mind interpret them with its own perception.

Take the journey and explore the beautifully conceived fractuals that reach out and grab your attention with Ranadeep’s new show at Influence Art Community. We all need color to make our souls alive and the artist delivers with a sweet glimpse inside his artistic mind.

Come and fill yourself with the feast and let color take you away.

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