Ricki Mountain, San Francisco Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement Who is Ricki Mountain?
I am a freelance artist for lifestyle brands. I have abandoned the strict adherence to traditional hierarchies of media and embraced new means, including technological, to create my body of work. Digital technology has changed the way I paint and has become an essential part of my creative process. I first tapped into the “new media” realm in 2000. By design, my digital art paintings are contemporary. I often incorporate both my traditional style, original, abstract paintings along with my non-traditional digital painting’s. I then flip the two types of painting medias using new-media tools like Photoshop, Wacom. Illustrator, as well as other creative software programs to create, unique one of a kind designs. Most are large scale designs some with repeat patterns. Each of my digital painting are scalable, and can be reconfigured to accommodate most new product and design applications. Most of my work has been developed and designed specific to a lifestyle brand, as well as licensed artwork for fine art prints, posters, gift ware, tableware, framed art & canvas wall decor, wall paper, textiles, home accessories products, and much more. As an artist in today’s art world, I am considered established. My body of work is prolific and versatile by nature. My art egos are encompassed under Ricki Mountain Studios.
"Always paint freely, and thrive on rejection!” ~ Ricki Mountain