The Folded series documents across mediums, an emotional and cathartic period of personal growth and reconciliation. Through writing, and through a collection of minimalist abstract paintings, this collection becomes both written and visual poetry. Layers of paint, at once expressive, delicate and controlled - are metaphors for grief, healing and growth.
Nicole's recent work explores minimalism in both figurative, abstract and written work. With delicacy and great attention to detail and balance, these drawings show a love and appreciation of space and simplicity.
Each mark, line or word in her work is expressed with sincere intention and care.
A lover of contour drawing, Nicole's recent drawing focus primarily on the figure, capturing moving figures and faces with a single line. Minimalism is believing there is such a thing as enough.
Landscapes For My Mother - This series is both a homage to Canadian painter Lawren Harris, and was greatly inspired by his work - and also by my Mother. These landscapes are from both images, and memories of my Mother's upbringing in Alberta and the Canadian West landscapes.These small landscapes range from 4x6" to 16x20", with the majority done on postcard sized panels. The series became like painted postcard love stories with the Canadian landscape - bringing my Mother closer to the mountains, and bringing the mountains home.
Flora & Fauna - This collection of Oils spans from 2014-2016, and celebrates the beauty of exotic plants and animals. With a focus on endangered species, the portrait-like works mix with contemporary design elements to represent the fading of nature from commercial growth. The ironic loss of natural beauty for a synthetic beauty.