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 still life, but to convey a subjects’ essence through colour, simplified form and the random but graphic patterns found therein. I am motivated to find a balance in my painting between organic structure and an emphasis on the linear which add cohesion and stability to the work. Working primarily in acrylic, pastel and pencil are additionally employed as forms are established and layered.
Nicole holds a degree in Art History from Queen’s University, and an Honours diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College. In 2010, Nicole began exhibiting her work professionally and now paints full time out of her studio as a member of The Loft Art Studios collective in Ottawa. She is represented by Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa, Canvas Gallery in Toronto and Westland Gallery in London, ON. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections within Canada, the U.S. and Europe.