Category Archives: New Nicole Artworks

Learn here about the new releases and artworks of international Impressionist artist, author and poet M. Nicole van Dam:

Peony Parade

                      Peony Parade is inspired by what is perhaps my favorite flowers – peonies – with their plump, overstuffed with petals, blossoms.   Here in California peonies are difficult to grow more »

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Delft

                      Delft is inspired by my Dutch heritage and love of the traditional Dutch Delfy blue and white china.  “Delft” features cows enjoying a lazy ‘chat’ amidst a field of more »

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Roulettes

                Roulettes is my version of roses deconstructed into abstract shapes and fall colors.  This also marks my developing a new technique to create thick layers of colors.      “Roulettes” is an homage to more »

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Indigo

                      Indigo is inspired by blue jeans and paisley.  I wanted this artwork to be a play on the casual blue jean and the elegant paisley, pairing them both together more »

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Spanish Rose

Spanish Rose celebrates the lively romance of the Spanish dance.  This work was inspired by Flamenco dancing first, but as I researched Spanish dance I learned that there is much more to Spanish dancing – including Bolero, Fandango, Paso doble, more »

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Rodeo Rose

Rodeo Rose is a feminine twist on the Western Rodeo, and features a female rider on her bucking bronco, surrounded by softly hued, almost suede like colors, roses, and lucky horse shoes.  Some of the horse shoes are interlinked to more »

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Kisses

                Kisses is a romantic artwork where I created kisses in an almost leopard print type pattern, in rich reds and blacks, using a new art technique I’ve been developing.   I had so more »

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Balboa Bay

Balboa Bay  is my memory of where I grew up, in Newport Beach, with all the sun fun and sailing that goes with it. I wanted you to feel like you were flying into my memories of Balboa like a more »

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Autumn Butterfly

                      Autumn Butterfly is a richly colored artwork featuring butterflies in velvety fall tones, using a new art technique I’ve been developing.   The more you look, the more rich colors more »

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A Cardinal Christmas

In Cardinal Christmas  I wanted to create a bright, cheery nature-themed artwork for the Winter holidays, with bright reds against a wintery sky.  If you look closely you will also see delicate pine cones tucked in tufts of snow and more »

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Autumn Uninterrupted

Autumn Uninterrupted is my homage to M.C. Escher’s technique, because each outline of a leaf helps to form an outline of another leaf.  I also wanted to create the tumbling chaos and beautiful color of fall leaves, inspired by my more »

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Lady of the Leaves

Lady of the Leaves Lady of the Leaves, created in 2015, was inspired by my lovely childhood daydreams and imaginings (which I admit I still enjoy when working in my garden).  It was so fun to imagine flower fairies and magical beings more »

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Beautifully Big Ben

Beautifully Big Ben features not only Big Ben, but the flowers of England (the rose), Wales (the daffodil), Scotland (the Scottish thistle and the Scottish bluebell), and the clover of Northern Ireland.  The more you look a this artwork, the more »

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Nicole creates her 1st font!

You can tell by looking at this site that I love fonts. It’s no surprise then that I decided to create my first font, and in the process I discovered that creating fonts is very zen-like. There’s a peace and more »

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Poinsettia Passion

Poinsettia Passion was inspired by the lush royal red abundance of overlapping poinsettias upon poinsettias during the holidays.  I used several different red pigments to create this work, to ensure that it didn’t look flat and too monotone.  I wanted each poinsettia more »

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Country Autumn

Country Autumn is my way of welcoming the fall season, rich with holidays, with a warm impressionist palette and colorful fall foliage. I wanted to create a scene that reminded me of the lovely autumns I spent back East, which more »

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Color Chorus

In Color Chorus  I wanted to play with Pointillism, which is the technique that lets your eye blend smallish dots of colors to see more colors.  This technique of Pointillism was invented by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886, more »

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Dance of the Fall Leaves

Dance of the Fall Leaves is one of those artworks that you can get totally lost in.  I intentionally created Dance of the Fall Leaves so that it has no true up or down or left or right – you more »

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Snowflake Sonata

Snowflake Sonata was almost entitled “We are all Snowflakes” – each snowflake in the artwork is unique as each of us are, and yet the snowflakes also share many common things and interact. Snowflake Sonata was a very interesting artwork more »

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Papillons de Paisley

Papillons de Paisley is a fun play on paisley patterns, blending lively colors with my love of butterflies and gardens. The longer you look, the more butterflies you will see. Available in Limited Edition prints and more, available at Create.bz. more »

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