My name is nic vik. I am a fourth generation orchardist, and a painter from Mt. Hood. I spent a decade painting and working in portland, and now I'm back to my roots. this series of artwork is inspired by countless tedious hours spent on a tractor, daydreaming of my beautiful wife, son, and the hopes of picking up a cold drink and a paintbrush ! focus my creative energies on many things. Primarily they involve technical practice, inspired imagination, and devoted patience. In addition, I like to throw in a dash of positive mental attitude. Using minimal photographic reference, i attempt to convey a semi-realistic world of things I deem interesting to paint. All of the works from this collection are mixed media on wood, and 36"x48".