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Niad Studio is the home base of artist and dancer Jaidra DuRant.  Fine Art America Profile View the art and purchase prints online Niad studio website Learn more about the niad studio dance classes and more Register for classes at niad

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There was a phrase my mother used all of the time growing up, and that' "good enough for government work." At the time, I didn't understand all of the implications of this statement, and some of it, I will leave you to unpack on your own. What I did get, is that good enough is a space where things can stop. There's no such thing as perfection. As an artist, I could detail out paintings for days or weeks and still see things I want to change, but there's so much art in me, that if I do that, I...

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I am constantly inspired by the world around me. Hiking is a favorite activity, and one of the ways I reset, commune with nature, satisfy my curiosity, feel centered in my body, and fall in love with life again. The painting, Appalachian Love Song, was created from a photo I took on the Eastatoe River in upstate South Carolina. One of my dreams is to be able to travel and experience nature around the world so that I can paint it, but until that is possible, there's a huge cache of beauty within a few hours drive of my home. ...

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From silk painting to acrylics and what I love about it. It's all in the details.

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