The only thing you get by continually looking back is a sore neck.
(M. Nicole van Dam)
Grandma’s Table was inspired by my many happy hours spent sitting with my Dutch grandmother at her table. I tried to use colors that she liked to wear. All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints more »
Jaaazzzz Jaaazzzz is my tribute to smokey jazz and blues clubs, where jazz emerged to influence modern music. I wanted to use smokey colors and big swirls, not just to mimic smoke, but also to show the music was flowing. more »
Cats – A World to Explore I love the colors and movement of Cats – A World to Explore. I was inspired by the many personalities of our feline friends – from playful to curious to thoughtful and removed. Cats more »
Check out this video – this squirrel is AMAZING! It’s hard to believe how daring and fun this squirrel is, with lots of personality. As you will see in the film clip, this squirrel LOVES a challenge – rather than more »
Meubles de Jardin has both an American and Asian influence, in part a nod to gardening being one of the common languages among us. This artwork has elements of both serene Asian gardens and the lovely, well maintained more traditional more »
Mission at Santa BarbaraMission at Santa Barbara This artwork was inspired by the jewel of all the California Missions, the Mission at Santa Barbara, with its lovely twin towers, large water fountain feature, impressive gardens, and rosy colors. The Mission more »
Inspired by the metamorphosis of women and their many complex stages in life. All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints and many household and wearable products, at Create.bz.
Autumn Rose Autumn Rose was inspired by the elegant, warm beauty of Autumn. It features an unmistakable style that identifies me as the artist, with swirling abundant roses, geometrics, etc. I was very pleased with the colors I used in more »
Hearts and Ribbons is an intricate dance between hearts of all colors formed by colorful ribbons, representing the strands of our lives. This artwork was inspired by romance, with all its complexities. Available in Limited Edition prints and more, available more »
Yellow LightYellow Light “Yellow Light” is about the tension between nature’s needs and man’s increasing urbanization, symbolized by the bird nesting in the yellow light, while human life and machinery happily go on in the background. The from-the-stop-light-looking-down perspective was more »
Flights of Fancy was inspired by my wanting to create something with a magical, soft tapestry-like feel. Flights of Fancy was also inspired by the special world of that I find in my garden, and the wonderful birds who frequent my bird more »
In the video below you will see Contented Peace, Bliss and Happiness at our magical bird feeder! If only the whole world got along this well! Our bird feeder is so busy, pretty soon we are going to need an more »
Inspired by the beautiful lions at the Santa Barbara zoo and the romantic images of Africa and its unique flora, Lion’s Paradise is a colorful work wth a few hidden bits of whimsy – note the “dancing” tree in the more »
“A World of Stories” is a beautiful piece, inspired by the world’s romantic destinations, traditions, story telling and sharing inherent in our many, diverse cultures. As you look deeper into this artwork, you will see the Kokapelli, the Chinese dragon, more »
Inspired by the Dutch love of ginger in Dutch cooking and treats.
Water FountainThe Water Fountain The Water Fountain was inspired both by my love of gardens and water features, and by the magic memory of the story “The Secret Garden” where children find and revive a forgotten hidden garden. Perhaps that’s more »
Inspired by Nicole’s garden and the happy surprises that Spring brings. All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints and many household and wearable products, at Create.bz.
The Letter ‘A’ marks the beginning of my grand quest to create an artwork for every letter of the alphabet. It was fun to create, and brought me back to my childhood and learning the alphabet and to read. more »
The WaterFall The WaterFall was inspired by the water feature at the West Los Angeles Ghetty Museum gardens. I visited when the water garden had just been planted, and the underpinnings of how they built it had not yet more »
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