Nikolais is the January Artist of the Month at Renderosity.com. And no wonder members voted him this honor: his work is fresh, poetic and very unique. Nikolais often uses photography as the first step in the artist process. He then takes the image into Corel and turns it into a painting. Not much different that what many modern artists did before digital photography. Nokilais has the process mastered. Ten minutes in his gallery and you'll see what I mean.
I could have chose any number of excellent works in Nikolais gallery, but Three Sisters stood out for me as it depicts the January cold weather brilliantly, but also it has such a wonderful texture to the scene. Alluding to Chekov's play, Three Sisters, Nikolais gently makes three beautiful winter trees into a scene where there trees almost huddle together for warmth.
Please take a moment and visit this talented artist's gallery. It's really something.