Art in Second Life 2022 (50) “Yellow is the color” by Nils Urqhart @ Art Gallery Rill’Arts

I got another invitation from Nils Urqhart. This time he has opened a new exhibition at his own gallery, at Art gallery Rill’Arts.
The title made me curious: “Yellow is the color” … and I were not disappointed.

Impressions of “Yellow is the color” by Nils Urqhart at Art Gallery Rill’Arts (1)

Art gallery Rill’Arts is a three story building with a glass front. The exhibition “Yellow is the color” consists of around 25 pictures and of course the dominating colour is yellow. There’re three main themes: flowering rapeseed fields, single yellow blossoms and yellow blooming bushes or trees.  On the ground floor are mostly the rapeseed fields, on the 2nd floor the single blossoms and on the third floor the blooming bushes or trees.

Impressions of “Yellow is the color” by Nils Urqhart at Art Gallery Rill’Arts (2)

Nils has an eye for the right motif. The photos were taken in Dombes and in the French Alps in France. They almost convey the Summer heat and the the smell. And for me they also conjured a smile in my face as I love the Summer and large flowering rapeseed fields.

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year.
Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Impressions of “Yellow is the color” by Nils Urqhart at Art Gallery Rill’Arts (3)

Nils Urqhart is the creator of the RL Photo Festival Helvellyn, the Helvellyn Christmas Market and the Helvellyn Summer Fair – all three are annual artistic events. There are quite some potential contact opportunities besides his webpage: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I like Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice) RL pictures. They are kind of a connecting element between RL and SL. With “Yellow is the color” you visit a “real” exhibtion in a virtual environment. Thank you Nils for another great exhibition.

Landmark to Nils Urqhart “Yellow is the color” and to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/180/234/32
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/
Paul Maurice on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/paul.maurice.92
Paul Maurice on Twitter
https://twitter.com/apollo0300
Paul Maurice on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/paulcmaurice/

Art in Second Life 2022 (45) “Waterfalls” by Nils Urqhart @ The Uzine gallery “L’autre monde”

Just before yesterday my post about Nils Urqhart’s exhibition “The Forgotten Worlds” at United Artist of SL in the Galerie Principale has been published (read my blogpost here).  I wrote that Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries and I got another invitation to see “Waterfalls” by Nils Urqhart. This exhibtion is at a place named “The Uzine”.
The Uzine is open again. Located on the rooftops of London, The Uzine offers a permanent exhibition of photographs. And if you go through the gateway you will go to the gallery “L’autre monde” (the other world)
Nils Uqhart’s exhibtion is at the gallery “L’autre monde”. The Uzine is group owned, the group was found by Filip Odriscoll.

The gallery “L’autre monde” is quite outstanding. It is embedded in a scene of ruins. The wreck of an old coach is in one corner. The walls offer some cosy corners to sit and one roof is used as a party area. The walls offer more room than you would think on a first glance. In total the exhibition compromises 15 pictures.

Impressions from “Waterfalls” by Nils Urqhart @ The Uzine gallery “L’autre monde”

As each picture has an own wall, often even an own corner, it can develop a stronger impression. And each of the waterfalls is very different. Nils managed to catch unique places and unique moments with his camera. In some pictures the water looks blue, in others white and in one picture it even looks green. And the pictures are not processed or manipulated (as far as I can tell).

Impressions from “Waterfalls” by Nils Urqhart @ The Uzine gallery “L’autre monde” (1)

Quite close to where you land you see another poster for “Waterfalls” (see the picture above). Clicking this poster provides a short bio of Nils and a list of his current exhibitions.

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year.
Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Nils Urqhart is the creator of the RL Photo Festival Helvellyn, the Helvellyn Christmas Market and the Helvellyn Summer Fair – all three are annual artistic events. There are quite some potential contact opportunities besides his webpage: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Impressions from “Waterfalls” by Nils Urqhart @ The Uzine gallery “L’autre monde” (2)

I like Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice) RL pictures. They are kind of a connecting element between RL and SL. With “Waterfalls” you visit a “real” exhibtion in a virtual environment. And I also like the gallery, a great place to present pictures! Thank you Filip Odriscoll and to anyone involved for providing this space for the arts.
Thank you Nils for another great exhibition.

Landmark to Nils Urqhart “Waterfalls” @ The Uzine gallery “L’autre monde”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sbrodolina/82/201/1617
Landmark to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/58/206/31
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/
Paul Maurice on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/paul.maurice.92
Paul Maurice on Twitter
https://twitter.com/apollo0300
Paul Maurice on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/paulcmaurice/

Art in Second Life 2022 (44) “The Forgotten Worlds” by Nils Urqhart @ United Artists of SL

I got an invitation from Nils Urqhart to see his newest exhibtion at United Artist of SL in the Galerie Principale. The exhibition is titled “The Forgotten Worlds“.

In “The Forgotten Worlds” Nils presents 30 photographs taken in the French Alps. The pictures create a strong contrast to the mordern Galerie Principale, a building that would fit into a Sci-Fi environment. The Galerie Principale building is open at the front and has 3 floors. On the first glance the pictures are small compared to the building. You have to get closer to them to really see them and to  experience them.

All pictures are taken well above or at the treeline. Nils has an eye for almost unreal scenes. Clouds that nestle against the mountain slopes and obscure the peaks. In other pictures, the peaks are above the clouds and you can see how the sun illuminates them. You get an impression of this “forgotten” world, a world mostly unseen by humans, a world of its own. On the other hand this world is stunning and beautiful.

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. You can get a list with all of his current exhibitions from one of the exhibition posters in the center of the first floor of the Galerie Principale at United Artists of SL.
Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Nils Urqhart is the creator of the RL Photo Festival Helvellyn, the Helvellyn Christmas Market and the Helvellyn Summer Fair – all three are annual artistic events. There are quite some potential contact opportunities besides his webpage: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I like Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice) RL pictures. They are kind of a connection element between RL and SL. With “The Forgotten Worlds” you visit a “real” exhibtion in a virtual environment. Thank you Nils for another great exhibition

Landmark to Nils Urqhart “The Forgotten Worlds” @ Galerie Principale UASL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Karpov/128/51/62
Landmark to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/58/206/31
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/
Paul Maurice on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/paul.maurice.92
Paul Maurice on Twitter
https://twitter.com/apollo0300
Paul Maurice on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/paulcmaurice/

Art in Second Life 2022 (26) Nils Urqhart @ Home & Garden Expo

Sunday, March 6th, Nils Urqhart sent a message to me. He has a small exhibition of RL photos, all taken in the French Alps at the Home & Garden Expo at Hope 6.

The Home and Garden Expo is the largest and longest running event of its kind in Second Life. Its main goal is supporting Relay For Life through its fundraising efforts. We strive to educate, entertain and help the people of Second Life to give to an amazing cause. Home and Garden Expo prides itself on championing not only Relay For Life but the visitors, exhibitors, performers and volunteers who make this event so successful.

Nils Urquart’s kiosk at Home & Garden Expo March 2022

All the photos by Nils Urqhart at the Home & Garden Expo are on sale for the benefit of the American Cancer Society (ACS). And if you buy one of the photos in this exhibition for the benefit of the ACS, Nils Urqhart will give you an additional photo from another of his exhibitions!

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Nils Urqhart is the creator of the RL Photo Festival Helvellyn, the Helvellyn Christmas Market and the Helvellyn Summer Fair – all three are annual artistic events. He also provided quite a list of potential contact opportunities besides his webpage: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I like Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice) RL pictures. They are kind of a connection element between RL and SL and I have written about his exhibitions in this blog already several times. When Nils asked me to support his engagement for the American Cancer Society by spreading his offer, I agreed spontaneously. The Home & Garden Expo and Nils’ exhibition runs until March 20th, 2022

Direct landmark to Nils Urqhart “French Alps” @ Home & Garden Expo
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%206/203/163/23
Landmark to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/58/206/31
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/
Paul Maurice on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/paul.maurice.92
Paul Maurice on Twitter
https://twitter.com/apollo0300
Paul Maurice on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/paulcmaurice/

Dio’s 14th year in Second Life Feb 11th, 2022

Today marks my 14th anniversary of joining Second Life. As always, if asked “Did anything change?” I’d answer not that much, but in fact it has been another year with changes, with a lot of fun, with many galleries and art installations visited, with quite some sims explored, with subs leaving the family and joining the family and my submission to my Mistress wife Jenny did further grow (although I always think that more is not possible).

This year my review os a bit shorter as I tried to focus on the main highlights. As always my review starts with our home and with the family. We still live on the same island with the same neighbours. Just recently we tore down our main house and replaced it with a modern and larger house with pool. We remodeled the surrounding to get the necessary space and I got a real art park next to the house, where I placed all the art that was spread over the sim before.

January 5th – Mount Everest remodeled: Different views on the new house / Diomita with slave Alessi and slave Holly

January 17th – orientation map Mount Everest

Our family has changed. At the time I wrote the anniversary entry in 2021, our family consisted of Mistress Jenny, our niece Angelique, our step-daughter Ebony, our housekeeper, head maid and head slave Flo, our Kitty, and slave Melissa. During the last 12 months we collared Faye (Boy Serenity) and Sun (newlifeloading).
Faye was collared July 26th, 2021 and left us silenty some time in October/November 2021. We still see her around and say hello to each other but that’s it.
We collared Sun as Maurer’s pet Sun on October 9th, 2021. Sadly Sun lost her desire for SL (or for us?), the joy and the fun we we experience in this world. We first unlocked her restraints and let her wander. December 22nd, 2021, we released her. We hope she finds what she is looking for.

Faye (Boy Serenity) and Sun (Newlifeloading)

Since February 2021 slave Melissa showed up only shortly and was rarely with us due to her RL. We saw her end of June 2021 the last time and her last sign of life was end of July 2021. Hence we released her on October 7th, 2021. slave Melissa showed up again end of December 2021. She had an accident in RL and couldn’t log in. Of course we took her back under our wings and we might reinstate her status. So far, she’s a potential again.

The most important change in our family during 2021 was the collaring of our slave Holly on April 30th, 2021, her 9th rezz day anniversary. Holly’s dedication to us and to our family, her true submission and obedience, her character and wit did enrich our Second Life. We’re very happy to have her with us. Read about Holly here.

Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Holly

Alessi (Alessi20) also grow closer to us during the last year. Alessi is a shy woman. She’s always polite, obedient and very attentive and she keeps our house clean. We would have collared her but she was and is not ready for this step. Just recently we created a new role for her, Eurobrat sub and treat her as a close family member. Welcome to the family, Alessi.

Mistress Jenny and Diomita with slave Holly and slave Alessi (December 2021)

As of today our family consists of Mistress Jenny, our niece Angelique, our step-daughter Ebony, our housekeeper, head maid and head slave Flo, our Kitty, our slave Holly, our sub Alessi and myself. In addition we have a few subs around us and we will see if any of them gets a collar during my 15th year in Second Life.

Beside these changes in the family we had a lot of fun and excitement in our Second Life again. Reading back in our diaries I want to mention:

  • I had some roleplays with Miss Laura K (misslaurak) who finally made me a member of the mafia. I wrote a blogpost about The Inshan Group (read here). I enjoyed the roleplay a lot and the group is really creative and offers fun. Unfortunately I had not enough time to really immerse into it. (April 2021)
  • In March/April 2021 we had the two E’s with us – Eroticlaire and Elena (Elenaslv Serenity) – read in particular (Diary 2021 (39) March 25th/26th E & E – Elena and Eroticlaire  and Diary 2021 (40) March 27th/28th Breaking in a new slave). Both were great slaves and we enjoyed having them with us. Eroticlaire left us to seek other fun in her SL, Elena is still a close friend of the family.
  • In September 2021 we had a couple of days as the Jenny Maurer twins (Diary 2021 (122) The Jenny Maurer Twins). That was fun, too bad none caught us!
  • In November/December 2021 I had a second owner, Goddess Katie (KatieLouisse). That was a particular experience for me. Yet I understand why Katie had to end it (no drama). And since January 2022 I have another second owner, Mistress Mercy (Steelyeye Blinker). Mistress Jenny and Mistress Mercy get along well, hence I get different new experiences as a sub (and can use them as a domme for our slaves).

Mistress Jenny and Diomita at Carnal Intentions with Eroticlaire and Elena (upper left, Mar 29th, 2021) / Miss K – The Inshan group (lower left Mar 25th, 2021) / The Jenny Maurer Twins (Sep 12, 2021) / Goddess Katie with Diomita (upper right, Nov 22nd, 2021) / Mistress Mercy and Diomita (lower right, Jan 23rd, 2022)

Mistress Jenny and I had quite a lot time together due to the continued pandemic and less work. Mistress still succeeds in surprising and teasing me and with time my submission is further growing as well as Mistress Jenny’s fun in controlling me and subsequently also our slaves. In giving away some control over me to others dommes Mistress Jenny found another way to keep my submission to her growing. She even found a way to lock an extra septum ring on me, which she can easily share with others without losing any control over me – quite evil and effictive. Thank you Mistress Jenny.

What else? I kept this blog running another year, with one post every single day:
– one “Enjoying Bondage” picture every month (12 posts)
– one “Backflash”-entry, picking an old post to republish every month (12 posts)
– roughly 30 simploring entries
– roughly 125 Art in Second Life entries
– about 180 diary posts

My focus has shifted, I did less simploring tours and visited more galleries and art installations. I assume that shift towards art will continue. The reason is quite simply – I like art and I cover some artists and galleries quite regularly. I think I missed no exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli and at Nitroglobus roof gallery and I saw many exhibitions at DixMix Gallery. I covered all installations of Cica Ghost, which make me smile everytime and I saw many exhibitions of Milena Carbone (mylena1992), Nils Urqhart and Melusina Parkin.

Art in Second Life: Dido Haas “Minimal” at her own Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, Funday by Cica Ghost, “And darkness came” by Nils Urqhat, “The Scale of Love” by Milena Carbone”

From still about 30 simploring tours, I picked just a few examples to show the broad variety they offered. I saw three iterations of Grauland (the last in January, read here), I saw Otter Lake (read here) and Nelipot (read here) in Autumn, I visited Noweeta in Summer (read here) and in Winter (read here), I visited Skrunda-2, a place existing in RL, very impressive (read here) and I was in Dya’s Little Jordan (read here).

Simploring – snippets from Noweeta, Skrunda-2, Otter Lake and Dya’s Little Jordan

My simploring tours and art in Second Life are a nice and important counterbalance to my kinky second life within my family and friends.

At the end of this anniversary post is always an actual picture of myself to document how my appearance changed. I didn’t play with head or body shape during my 14th year, but I often wear another hairstyle nowadays. And most of the time you will see me wearing my heavy slave collar and sometimes also the small nosering that Mistress locked on me.

Diomita Maurer – February 2022

What a year again! I’m still happy and I enjoy the journey at the side (or at the feet) of my beloved partner and Mistress Jenny. We both as well as the core members of our little family are embedded in a great community of friends, we know some of them way over a decade now, some for several years and some are new friends of ours. Even if not mentioned by name in this anniversary blog post, these friends do mean a lot to me and to us. SL is first of all about people and it’s you all who keep my and our SL enjoyable and exciting! It was a great 14th year in Second Life and I look forward to the 15th!
Love from Diomita
xoxoxoxox

Art in Second Life 2022 (6) Mineral World by Nils Urqhart @ Love&Love Art Gallery

I got an invitation from Nils Urqhart to see his newest exhibition at Love&Love Art Gallery, that opened Monday, January 10th.

This time Nils presents new Real Life photographs pictures. He named the exhibition “Mineral World”. It is a world of stones, rocks, scree, stone arches, some grass and sometimes a few trees.

The exhibition comprises about 20 pictures, all taken originally in the French Alpes. They show a meagre mountain world. Although none of Nils’ pictures is a close-up picture, there are a few where you have to look twice to recognise that it is a landscape and not an close-up or abstract picture. what is missing is the third dimenison, that you get when you see a shadow like in the picture that Nils selected for the exhibition poster (my favourite picture of this exhibition). All pictures shown at Love&Love Art Gallery can be purchased at the exhibition.

Impressions of “Mineral World” by Nils Urqhart @ Love&Love Art Gallery (1)

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Impressions of “Mineral World” by Nils Urqhart @ Love&Love Art Gallery (2)

Nils Urqhart is the creator of the RL Photo Festival Helvellyn, the Helvellyn Christmas Market and the Helvellyn Summer Fair – all three are annual artistic events. He also provided quite a list of potential contact opportunities besides his webpage: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I like Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice) RL pictures. They are kind of a connection element between RL and SL. With “Mineral World” you visit a “real” exhibtion in a virtual environment – and all safe without any restrictions *winks*. Thank you Nils for another great exhibition

Landmark to Nils Urqhart “Mineral World” @ Love&Love Art Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Incanto/8/18/34
Landmark to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/58/206/31
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/
Paul Maurice on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/paul.maurice.92
Paul Maurice on Twitter
https://twitter.com/apollo0300
Paul Maurice on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/paulcmaurice/

Art in Second Life 2021 (124) “And darkness came” by Nils Urqhart @ United Artists of SL

I got an invitation from Nils Urqhart to see his newest exhibtion at United Artist of SL, that opened Thursday, December 16th.

This time Nlis doesn’t present Real Life pictures, but images he created from his RL photos by modifying the lights and moods. “And darkness came” is a cold universe, plunging visitors into a dark and eerie atmosphere where only a few dim lights appear on the snow and ice of the mountains.

The exhibtion comprises about 35 pictures, all taken originally in the French Alpes. They show huts, mountains and rocks, all dived into a blue-ish, foggy atmosphere. The darkness forces the spectator to have a closer look to see the details of the pictures. And if you have been in the mountains at Winter, then you know that the light and the atmosphere can be like this – hard to see any details.

Impressions of “And darkness” came by Nils Urqhart @ United Artists of SL (1)

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. You can get a list with all of his current exhibition from the board in the center of the exhibitions space at United Artists of SL.
Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Impressions of “And darkness” came by Nils Urqhart @ United Artists of SL (2)

Nils Urqhart is the creator of the RL Photo Festival Helvellyn, the Helvellyn Christmas Market and the Helvellyn Summer Fair – all three are annual artistic events. He also provided quite a list of potential contact opportunities besides his webpage: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Impressions of “And darkness” came by Nils Urqhart @ United Artists of SL (3)

I like Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice) RL pictures. They are kind of a connection element between RL and SL. With “And darkness came” you visit a “real” exhibtion in a virtual environment – and all safe without any restrictions *winks*. Thank you Nils for another great exhibition

Landmark to Nils Urqhart “And darkness came” @ UASL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Karpov/219/76/82
Landmark to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/58/206/31
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/
Paul Maurice on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/paul.maurice.92
Paul Maurice on Twitter
https://twitter.com/apollo0300
Paul Maurice on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/paulcmaurice/

Art in Second Life 2021 (60) Visions of Spring 2021 by Nils Urqhart

I visited Visions of Spring 2021, a new exhibtion of Nis Urqhart, currently shown at his own gallery, the Art Gallery Rill’Arts.

It’s not my first visit to the Art Gallery Rill’Arts. From Nils himself I saw his exhibtion “A Winter Tale 2020” at this gallery before (read here).

“Visions of Spring 2021” is an exhibition with about 40 new Real Life pictures that have never been shown before. The exhibition extends over the ground floor and the second floor. There are about 4 themes: macro pictures of blossoms some with insects sitting on them, pictures of blooming flowers, ducks and storks, and farms. All pictures show the high professional photography art of Nils Urqhart. The motifs are selected thoughtfully and for sure it takes time to get a picture of an insect on a blossom – or of a duck eating a small fish.
I liked in particular the macro pictures.

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. You can get a list with all of his current exhibition from the board with his biography, right next to the entrance of the Art Gallery Rill’Arts.
Nils is in SL since December 2007. Since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

Nils was present during my visit and he told me that the exhibition shall stay open to the public until September 2021.
Thank you for your art, Nils. I enjoyed my visit and your Visions of Spring 2021

Landmark to Art Gallery Rill’Arts
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/58/206/31
Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/

Art in Second Life 2021 (33) RL Photo Festival 2021

After my visit to “The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery (read here) Nils Urqhart invited me to see the RL Photo Festival, which opened it’s doors on March 31st.

It’s the 3rd RL Photo Festival after 2019 with 12 participants and 2020 with 15 participants. The 2021 festival shows the artful pictures and photographs of 18 different artists. Nis Urqhart organized the festival, that takes place in a high-rise building, Helvellyn Gallery, that was provided by Chia (Volchia Ferduccio).

Melinda Yearsley, Sisi Biedermann, CybeleMoon, Nichelle Valois and Bonach Iretons at the RL Photo Festival 2021

On the ground floor, where you land is the dancefloor for the opening party. At one wall you can see a film of the opening party, a board with the participating artists and you can scroll through a book, which presents all 18 artists with a short biography and description of their themes. In the book you also find many links to flickr pages and to galleries of the participating artists. The book is sold for just 50 L$.

Monique Beebe, Orpheus Paxlapis,Fenella Allen and Isabel Soderstrom at the RL Photo Festival 2021

The participants are: Hermes Kondor, CybeleMoon, Viktor Savior, Melinda Yearsley, Fenella Allen, Orpheus Paxlapis, Duna Gant, MonaByte, Arpeggio, Sisi Biedermann, Slatan Dryke, Bonach Ireton, ArtWolf Eternal, Isabel Soderstrom, 4pril, Monique Beebe, Linda Doune and Nichelle Valois.
I saw the work of some of Hermes Kondor, CybeleMoon (Hana Hoobinoo) and Slatan Dryke already in other exhibition. The names of some others sound familiar to me, they had stands at the Chritmas market next to the Art Gallery Rill’Arts (read here). Some others show their work the very first time at the RL Photo Festival.

Arpeggio, Linda Doune, Duna Gant and MonaByte at the RL Photo Festival 2021

The RL Photo Festival provides an overview over many different themes of RL photography: Nature, makro pictures of blossoms and plants, portraits, cities, everyday life scenes, erotic art, black & white photos, animals, gardens, celestial bodies and many more. By the way, the themes are the same for SL photographers. Some photographs are augmented with graphic, others are processed.

4pril, ArtWolf Eternal, Hermes Kondor, Viktor Savior and Slatan Dryke at the RL Photo Festival 2021

To see all the different styles and themes is very enjoyable and you could spend easily many hours at the RL Photo Festival. I didn’t count the photographs but there might be around 200 – hence quite a some to see.
Thank you Nils for the organisation, thank you Chia for providing the space and many thanks to all others who were involved to make this festival come alive. Thanks of course to all participating artists for their work.
The RL Photo Festival will close its doors on April 25th.

Landmark to Helvellyn Gallery and the RL Photo Festival 2021
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/71/233/31

Art in Second Life 2021 (29) “The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery

After my blogpost about “Real Life” by Hermes Kondor at Art Gallery Rill’Arts (read here) had been published I had a conversation with Nils Urquart. Nils and Hermes are friends, both share the passion for Real Life photography and both have their own galleries. And while Hermes Kondor’s photographs are shown at Nils’ gallery – Nils’ photographs are shown in Hermes’ gallery.
This led me to visit “The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery.

“The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery – exhibition poster and impressions of the gallery

Nils Urqhart’s passion are photographs of nature. He captures the beauty, the colours and the atmosphere of nature. As the title gives away already the photographs at Kondor gallery are all about moving water, about waterfalls and creeks. The photographs are really stunning, the colours are very intense and you can almost smell the surrounding fresh air when you look at them. Moving water is always facinating, yet it is not easy to capture the movement in a still photograph. Nils succeeded in that, at some pictures I can see how the water moves.

“The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery – Impressions (1)

Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL) is a French landscape photographer in RL. He takes his photos mainly in French Alps and other French mountains (Vosges, Jura, Bugey, Aubrac…). Nils has a lot of exhibitions in different SL galleries every year. He is in SL since December 2007 and since 2010, his photos have been on display year-round at Art gallery Rill’Arts. Nils (or Paul in RL) has an own website where you can also purchase his pictures to decorate you RL home.

The gallery space at Kondor gallery fits perfect to showcase the photographs selected for the exhibition “The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart. The quiet dark background make the colours even more intense. Each photograph has enough room develop its impression. I personally think, it is a perfect space to display Nils Urquart’s photographs.

“The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery – Impressions (2)

The Kondor gallery is – of course – owned and curated by Hermes Kondor. Thank you Hermes for enabling this beautiful exhibtion. I enjoyed my visit a lot.

Landmark “The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery
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Nils Urqhart (Paul Maurice in RL)’s website
https://paul-maurice.pixels.com/

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