Category Archives: Nicole’s News Hot Sheet

Here you will find a quick listing of the latest news posts relating to the international Impressionist artist, author and poet M. Nicole van Dam.

My TV Interview about Jewelry Design Airs 5x This Week

Expert jewelry designer John Muscarella couldn’t have been more informative about the new world of jewelry design, talking about 3D printing and jewelry design, the many different colors and types of gemstones and precious metals, what chemically enhanced and artificial more »

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My Sci Fi Short Story “Nessie” on TV!

It was quite a thrill to perform my short story “Nessie” for television – it aired 5 times in 2017. In this short story, I had fun weaving traditional, modern and futuristic themes together, and I think the audience enjoyed more »

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Wonderful TV Interview with John Moore, Editor of the Ventura County Star

John Moore, Editor of the Ventura County Star, was so informative in his discussion about journalism – just a wonderful guest in every way. He oversees the online and digital versions of the Ventura County Star as well as traditional more »

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Poetry Reading by Nicole on TV – Life is Like Knitting

In 2017, I was asked to read two of my works for television broadcast – very fun indeed! Here is the first of the two to be broadcast – my poem “Life is Like Knitting.” I chose two of my more »

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TV Episode – All About Birds!

Our area is so fortunate to have a knowledgeable and caring avian veterinarian, Dr. Christine Sellers. Avian veterinary medicine is a relatively unusual focus, and she is tremendously knowledgeable and also works with the Santa Barbara County Wildlife Care Network. more »

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TV Interviews about Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, the Effects of Stress and Endobiogeny, & More!

Medicine, the role of technology and pharmaceuticals in medicine, the impact of stress on the body (in medical terms), and healing are each such complex topics, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to do two TV interviews of more »

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TV Episode about Building in Ventura County

I was so fortunate to have the fun learning experience of doing a TV interview with both Winston Wright (Ventura County Planning Department) and David Hansen (Ventura County Building & Safety). They are both so knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. Here more »

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Indigo transformed into FUN Cowboy Boot!

I just LOVE this new boot, called “Indigo Blue,” made from my Indigo artwork!  So FUN!  For sale on Amazon!  I’ll be ‘stylin in these!  

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Snowflake Sonata – now a Lovely Scarf at Department Stores

It is always so fun to see one of my artworks transformed into a lovely scarf – and Snowflake Sonata did not disappoint!

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“Roulettes” Abstract Art Rainboot

Those of you who know my art well know that I don’t often paint in abstract, so it was quite an honor when one of my abstract artworks, “Roulettes” was licensed as a rainboot.  I think it makes an absolutely more »

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Thrilled to Interview Wonderful Musician & Composer Jimmy Calire on TV

I’ve been thrilled and honored first to be interviewed by an award winning local TV station, and then to serve as a guest host to interview others. That’s an experience I never thought I’d have! Here is my interview of more »

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“Country Autumn” makes a Lovely Rainboot!

I had so much fun painting “Country Autumn,” which was inspired by the lovely Fall season in Ithaca, New York, with its amazing Treman and Buttermilk state parks. Every time I wear these boots, I will be reminded of this more »

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Introducing the “Indigo Blue” Traditional Rainboot!

  Bring on the Rain!  I know I will enjoy wearing this rainboot based on my “Indigo” artwork! Available on Amazon.

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M. Nicole van Dam art at Santa Barbara City Hall for Nearly a Decade

A great memory is having my art at Santa Barbara City Hall for almost a decade – from around 2006 until August 2016, encompassing several mayors and city council members over many years.  My artwork “Voting Booth” was the first more »

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Nicole’s Television Interview aired 6x week of August 7, 2016

Gosh – I’ve been interviewed! Didn’t expect that in my lifetime (and if I were to be interviewed on TV after my lifetime, well that would be, um, odd!). The whole television adventure was very fun. First, the studio was more »

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“Indian Autumn” Scarf Now Sold at National Department Store

The “Indian Autumn” design represented a fun challenge for me, and I am thrilled that in addition to being a lovely boot, there is now a beautiful “Indian Autumn” scarf being sold at a national department store, Christopher and Banks. more »

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TV Interview Being Filmed July 6!

Exciting News – I just learned last night that I will be interviewed July 6 by the engaging George Alger for the award winning Ventura Cable Channel 6 TV – which is the number 1 weekly community cable tv and more »

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My “Tempo” Show Coming Soon at the iconic Ojai Art Center!

I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to present a show featuring my writing and art at the lovely Ojai Art Center in July (Saturday July 23 at 2pm).  I will be sharing a blend of my art more »

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“Bench at Giverny” Scarf at National Department Store

When I shared the various scarf samples with my friends and customers, it seemed like the “Bench at Giverny” scarf earned some lovely ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ (which mean so much to me – I love watching people react to my more »

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“Chef at the Farmer’s Market” Scarf Selling at National Department Stores

                  Fun news – my Chef at the Farmer’s Market scarf is the latest design to be offered by the Christopher & Banks department stores!    Many, many thanks to Christopher & more »

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