As a figurative painter, Nicole is constantly attracted to the connection between the viewer and the subject.
She initially approaches her paintings strictly from a visual standpoint. Yet there is an obvious and palpable connection which occurs through the direct eye contact, as well as the emotion and physicality of the subject, whether human or animal.
It’s this interaction with the image that she finds most interesting and open to interpretation.
Growing up in Bethesda, Maryland, Nicole was greatly influenced by her artist mother as well as her father’s lifelong passion with owning and racing horses.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Colorado in Boulder, she worked in various art fields, including illustration, in both California and Colorado. Her work continues to show both locally and nationally.
Nicole has lived in Telluride, Colorado for several years surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the San Juan Mountains with her husband and two children whom are a constant inspiration for creative thought, beauty and humor.