There is a purity and truth in the natural world that motivates me creatively. I do not strive to paint an exact copy of the subject, but to convey its essence through colour, texture and simplified form. I love to paint and I am always striving to find new ways to convey the beauty of life through my work. My method involves layering acrylic paint to compose structure and depth. The work is then further defined through the use of ink, conté or charcoal.
Born in Oakville, Ontario, Nicole developed an early appreciation for painting the Canadian landscape from her father. Nicole has an undergraduate degree in Art History from Queen’s University, and an honours diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College. After working in the Art Rental and Sales industry in Victoria, B.C., Nicole and her husband Jeff settled in Ottawa in 1997 and have two wonderful teenaged kids. Over the years, Nicole has consistently developed her painting and figurative skills through her studies at the Ottawa School of Art and local artists groups.
In 2010, Nicole began exhibiting her work in the Ottawa region and now paints full time at her studio as a member of The Loft Artists collective. She is currently represented by Canvas gallery in Toronto, in2art gallery in Oakville, Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa and loves exhibiting her work at art fairs throughout Ontario. Her paintings are held in private collections within Canada, the U.S. and Europe.