Dolson's art has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur,
in American Art Collector and in Southwest Art Magazines. She has
received a Finalist award in the Art Renewal Centre International
Salon Competition for her Still Life, Nindewemaganug.
She has twice been juried into the American Women Artists Spring
Online Show for Associate Members, an organization of which she
has been deemed Associate with Distinction.
Nicole is excited to have been chosen to be part of
the Healing Portraits documentary. This film explores the experience
of three different exiles, hoping to influence their journey of
healing through the painting of their portraits by three different
Nicole s love of the arts was originally focussed
on music. She holds a BMus, a MEd and an ARCT and worked many years
as a musician and educator. During this time, Nicole nourished her
love of the visual arts by creating fibre artwork with several of
her wall hangings having been exhibited in corporate settings. Mural
painting in both private homes and public settings has also been
an area of tremendous pleasure.
Nicole began a more direct focus on visual art in
2000 first studying watercolour with Joan Ng. She then attended
the Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, of which she is a graduate
and where she studied with Juan Martinez. From this strong foundation,
Nicole has continued to hone her craft through workshops and through
private lessons with artists she particularly respects.
Her subject choices are eclectic in nature and reflective
of her personal connection to the message. Her work is continually
evolving with each painting. This is something that she celebrates
recognizing the importance of on-going dynamic exploration and growth.
Nicoles various artworks and in particular, her commissioned
portraits and her Koi paintings, are enjoyed in several private
collections in both Canada and the US. She occasionally provides
art instruction in her Burlington studio.
She has particularly valued the words of her artist
friend and respected colleague, Guennadi Kalinine, Regardless
of the subject, your work has soul!
The Artist's Mark, BFAA Juried Exhibit, The Hub -
Burlington Centre, 2019
A Second Act, Lachowskyj exhibition, 2018
Solo Portrait Exhibit, Fireside Lounge at the AGB, 2018
Dundas Museum Keeping It Real! 2017
AGB Juried Shows 2013, 2014, 2016
AGB Garden & Kaleidoscope Exhibits 2017
American Women Artists 2016 & 2017
Spring Online Juried Show for Associate Members
Joseph D. Carrier Gallery 2014
Galleria 814 - 2014
Academy of Realist Art, Toronto -2008 2014
Art Renewal Centre 2014 Annual International Salon
Associations (*juried membership)
*American Women Artists www.americanwomenartists.org
*The Art Renewal Centre www.artrenewal.org
*Oil Painters of America www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
*Portrait Society of America www.portraitsociety.org
*Womens Art Association of Canada www.womensartofcanada.ca
Burlington Fine Arts Association www.burlingtonfinearts.com
Hamilton Artists Inc. www.theinc.ca