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“Painting is just like love making. Sometimes slow, sensuous strokes of the brush and prolonged drags of charcoal are right. And other times quick splatters and fast lush swipes of color are the technical narrative a painting needs to reveal the story. One of my favorite artists, Eric Fischl, told me that if I am not feeling what I am painting, nobody else will either. I actualize joy while creating art, sort of rev up the engine and materialize sex, love, lust… whatever it is I am trying to evoke.”
Born in Santa Cruz California in 1974, Nicole Etienne Powell grew up between redwood trees and suburban Silicon Valley. Her mother, an active artist, kept Nicole healthily covered in paint and dirt and nurtured her budding career with full access to her supply cabinet.
After moving to the Bay Area her family joined a liberal California utopian group which focused on human rights, anti-war activism, and the belief that by surrendering to a process of personal transformation they were to achieve a greater awareness of the earth and each other. Nicole was encouraged to be intuitive and explore.
It wasn’t long before the conservative, buttoned-up world of Silicon Valley felt a little too parochial. She traveled widely, studying, painting and exhibiting, and in NYC Nicole was able to find her footing — and her voice. She has created work of sincere and tender human encounters. Painting lush groves with strong “angelic amazons” that blossom with sexuality and womanhood, she twists old myths with new, creating woman as the “romantic hero” in a world completely of her own.
Her technique copies the brightness of watercolor with the thickness of oil paint. A struggle between keeping the original marks of charcoal and the glow of the underpainting; and the desire to smear on thick hunks of paint until it melts together.
Nicole began her collegiate art education at UC Santa Barbara transferring to UC Santa Cruz where she received her BFA in 1997. She studied abroad at the Lorenzo Medici School of art in Italy and graduated with her MFA cum laude in 2009 from the New York Academy of Art.
She has painted and lived in Italy, London, and Ireland. It was on a trip to Cornwall, England, that Nicole met her husband, creative director Peter Powell. They now live in New York City with their cat Moo.
It is the most environmental lighting product that make the home open and peaceful, either as an accessory in a home or integrated into a China atmosphere, Bamboo home decoration brings minimalism and flexibility. The Bamboo represents strength and the virtues of the male, reflecting a sense of perfect balance with upright integrity and tremendous flexibility, which is ideal for living room and workstation.
Lighting is one of the main applications of bamboo, which is the diffused for giving the warm glow. With the bamboo blind unique design, projects a diffused light to surrounding and creates a fusion of warm atmosphere. It’s made with bamboo leafs with the lighting paper together for creating the unique feeling for desktop lighting and perform also a home decor too. Get the unique feeling that any materials never provide for you before.
Eco-friendly Bamboo Lighting Design for Bedroom which is made with the real bamboo leafs covered with the lighting paper together, and the frame is made with bamboo too. It integrates the Japan and China elements together for making such unique effect. Which is typically good for home use especially after switch off the main lighting supply for creating the romance feeling.
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Lucky Strike is a famous brand of American cigarettes, often referred to as “Luckies”. The brand was first introduced by R.A. Patterson of Richmond, Virginia, in 1871 as cut-plug chewing tobacco and later a cigarette. In 1905, the company was acquired by the American Tobacco Company (ATC), and Lucky Strike would later prove to be its answer to R.J. Reynolds’ Camel.
In 1917, the brand started using the slogan “It’s Toasted” to inform consumers about the manufacturing method in which the tobacco is toasted rather than sun-dried, a process touted as making the cigarette’s taste more desirable. The message “L.S.M.F.T.” (“Lucky Strike means fine tobacco”) was introduced on the package in the same year.
Lucky Strike’s association with radio music programs began during the 1920s on NBC. By 1928, the bandleader and vaudeville producer B. A. Rolfe was performing on radio and recording as “B.A. Rolfe and his Lucky Strike Orchestra” for Edison Records. In 1935, ATC began to sponsor Your Hit Parade, featuring North Carolina tobacco auctioneer Lee Aubrey “Speed” Riggs (later, another tobacco auctioneer from Lexington, Kentucky, F.E. Boone, was added).
The weekly radio show’s countdown catapulted the brand’s success, remaining popular for 25 years. The shows capitalized on the tobacco auction theme and each ended with the signature phrase “Sold, American.” The company’s advertising campaigns generally featured a theme that stressed the quality of the tobacco purchased at auction for use in making Lucky Strike cigarettes and claimed that the higher quality tobacco resulted in a cigarette with better flavor. American engaged in a series of advertisements using Hollywood actors as endorsers of Lucky Strike, including testimonials from Douglas Fairbanks concerning the cigarette’s flavor.