Beyond Blu began as a quick ceramic sketch . Then after taking it from the kiln, I felt it needed to have the feeling of strength and resilience and courage, but also have the sense letting go of the drapings of our own narrow beliefs…
Artist Rive Nestor is a multimedia, contemporary sculptor and painter. She studied at The Boston Museum School of Art, the Leo Marchutz School of Painting in France and earned her BA Degree at Mount Holyoke College where she majored in Art.
The magic of Rive’s expansive body of artwork is her insistence on maintaining the anatomical integrity of each figure while at the same time taking us on a dynamic and emotionally engaging journey.
The use of vibrant and cohesive colors and textures of her paintings and the daring angles and emotive subject matter of her Sculptures afford the viewer a touchingly sensitive look behind the veil of emotions that are often left unspoken.
Rive resides in the San Francisco bay area and has shown throughout the United States and internationally. She is also available for commissions.