Nicole is a classically trained oil painter. Working in a representational style, her subject matter is often focussed on a series. An example of this can be seen in her highly sought after Koi paintings, the latest being The Legend of the Koi, a piece that is brimming with symbolism. She is excited to introduce her newest series, Reflections, which acknowledges the beauty of natural elements.

Also known for her portraits, Nicole was gratified to be chosen as one of three featured portrait artists in the award-winning documentary, Healing Portraits Project. This award-winning film explores the experience of three different exiles, hoping to influence their journey of healing through the painting of their portraits.

Nicole's work has changed greatly over the years and continues to evolve with each painting. Her favourite quote about her work: “Regardless of the subject, your work has soul!”

Nicole lives in Burlington, Ontario. Before becoming an oil painter, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Music, an ARCT, piano performer and an MEd. Her focus on the visual arts began in earnest after a very fulfilling career in music and education.

She is a graduate of the Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, where she studied with Juan Martinez among others. From this strong foundation, she then continued to hone her craft working with artists she particularly respects. Her work has garnered international awards, has been featured in several art magazines and graces the homes of collectors both in Canada and the US.

Nicole holds juried membership in a number of local and international art organizations and is a strong supporter and contributor to the local art community.

"I love to paint and am very grateful to have become a painter. I love that each new painting moves me in a different direction and hope that this will always be so. As a life-long learner, I celebrate continual exploration recognizing how it energizes my creativity. As such, my subject choices are eclectic in nature and reflective of my personal connection to the message."

Exhibitions (Selected)

Colour and Form Society, 70th Open Juried Exhibition 2022
Federation of Canadian Artists, Exhibition, juried exhibit 2022 Summer Pleasures
Federation of Canadian Artists, Exhibition, juried exhibit 2022 Spring Thaw
Federation of Canadian Artists, Exhibition, juried exhibit 2022 Small Exhibition
The Artist's Mark 2018, 2019, 2021, BFAA Juried Exhibit
FCA, Juried Exhibit:"Show-Up Show", 2021
Ontario Society of Artists, Online Juried Exhibit, 2020
Women's Art Association of Hamilton, Juried Exhibit, 2019
Beyond the Valley Studio Tour 2019, 2021, 2022
A Second Act, Lachowskyj Exhibition, 2018
Solo Exhibit "The Portrait, A Timeless Token of Respect and Love", Fireside Lounge, BFAA at AGB, 2018
Dundas Museum “Keeping It Real!” 2017

Associations (*juried membership)

*American Women Artists, with distinction,
*Federation of Canadian Artists
*National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
*Oil Painters of America
*Portrait Society of America
*Women’s Art Association Canada
Women’s Art Association Hamilton
Burlington Fine Arts Association (BFAA)
Hamilton Artists Inc.