About Nicole

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.- Albert Einstein

 

For as long as I can remember, I've always loved to draw and paint and create....

 

 

I don't ever remember a time that I wasn't creative in some way, and somehow sharing what I've made with those around me. I'd draw chalk pictures on the footpath when I was little, sell pictures I'd drawn to fellow primary school students for 20c a pop and I'd wag maths classes in high school to hide in the art room to finish my latest painting or drawing. There was no question for me around what i wanted to be when I grew up, I always wanted to be an artist.

 

 

It was an easy decision to study illustration and photography at tertiary level and even when the 

responsibilities of life slowed me down from time to time, I remained creative while raising my children with sewing, embroidery, painting and scrapbooking. Working full time as a freelance photographer for the past ten-plus years satisfied some of my need to create but it's through my painting and illustration that I feel like I truly belong.

 

Art is how I express myself, how I find my place in the world and how I recharge when I feel like the world isn't being kind to me. Having others enjoy my art enhances my enjoyment and makes me want to create more. I share my art through original pieces, prints, cards, homewares and wearable accessories.

 

I'm inspired by the everyday, I hope you enjoy my site.

 

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