Monthly Archives: December 2010

Golden Retriever Pup

Inspired by the jovial playful nature of the Golden Retriever breed. Who can resist a Golden Retriever pup? All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints and many household and wearable products, at

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Princess Bourke apparently not impressed with my music abilities!

Everyone is a critic! Princess Bourke apparently doesn’t think much of my piano playing skills – of course, she’s definitely not alone in that! I better stick to my art!

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Happy Holidays!

Here is a little animation I created for my family, wishing you a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND NEW YEAR! It was fun to illustrate our Leonberger dog, Chihuahua-Pomeranian-Papillion-One-of-a-Kinder dog, and our 2 Bourke’s Parrots for the holidays! I think I’ll more »

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My Art Book Book Breaks into the Top 10 in its Amazon Rankings!

I can’t believe it myself, but my book “The Art of M. Nicole van Dam, in Grayscale for the Kindle” has just been ranked as the 4th best and 7th best selling book on the Amazon Kindle in its two categories!  more »

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Up Close with a Fearless Bourke!

Our female Bourke is so fearless – and she loves technology!  Here she is exploring the video camera, deciding if it gets to stay in her dominion or not.  -And look at her beautiful coloring – like a sunset in more »

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New Bourke Parakeet Joins Family!

This is an amazing process, to add a new member – a new BIRD member – to our cozy family.  We wisely took a video of the first meeting of our original Bourke Parakeet and our new little fella.  It’s fascinating more »

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