My name is Nico (Nick) Diemel, I am an Artist with diverse interests, finding & creating Art where-ever I see it. I love to paint in oils and acrylic paints, but have not found the time lately to produce many such works. Landscapes are my favorite subjects to paint & photograph. Or just to create Art out of junk & discarted materials I collected along the way. Traveling all over the God's beautiful earth and discovering new remote Art galleries & Artists is exciting & fun.
Digital Art & Abstract Art have become a fairly new exploration for me, and I can really connect & have fun with it.
Growing up in Indonesia & Holland, I have always been fascinated by many cultures & Artists & the creative process in many forms & all different media.
Especially looking at the works of the old Masters and their Artistic craftsmanship, with the dramatic displays of color, light, form, texture, etc.
After floating all over Europe for ten years, our family immigrated to the USA in the late fifties, I worked as aforeign car mechanic for over 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area and then settled in the small town of Soulsbyville, California.
Most of my life I have been an Artist, painting on canvas, wood, walls and creating free-form art, in wood & metal art, and in many other media.
Creating Art with computers & many delightful software programs, has really opened a new world for me, especially in creating colorful prints.
Also my love for Kinetic Art, woodworking and mechanical gadgets have always drawn me to create things that can move on their own.
In the near future I will also try to incorporate rare earth magnet driven systems into my Kinetic Art & Sculptures.
Currently I live in the beautiful town of Bend Oregon, with my wife Ellen. We enjoy the Central Oregon high desert lifestyle and the changing seasons in this beautiful mountain community, at the base of the majestic Cascade Mountains of the North-Western USA.
Now that I am semi-retired from my carpentry profession, I really desire to spend more of my days painting the beautiful & exciting world around me. :o)