Category Archives: Emoticons

Reading on the River Thales

Reading on the River Thales While this dreamy artwork may not look it, this artwork is a nod to Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus who was both the first to explain natural phenomenon  without reference to mythology, earning him the more »

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I Love You Mom

I Love You Mom This work “I Love You Mom” is also known as “Mere et Filles” and was inspired by my Mother, who mentioned to me she had seen an interesting artwork featuring floating bubbles.  I decided to surprise more »

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Lake of Dreams

  Lake of Dreams This artwork Lake of Dreams is also known as “Le Lac de Reves” and is one of my favorites.  Inspired by quiet water features and the magical havens they create, as well as the lovely Mediterranean more »

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Voting Booth

Voting Booth Voting Booth Voting Booth was inspired by the election process all United States citizens share.  I wanted to show the diversity of the United States coming together at the poll booth.  The feet showing below each voting booth more »

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The Jester

The Jester was inspired by fun memories of trivia nights at a local hangout, as well as “The Jester” in our masquerades of life and my imaginings of Mardi Gras, masquerade balls and Brazilian Carnival.  I wanted The Jester to be more »

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Peace

Originally inspired during the war in Kosovo, this painting of cherry blossoms tinged in crimson against a bold background is equally applicable today, as we search for a path to “Peace.”

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Contemplating Eve

Contemplating Eve This is actually an artwork I painted of my grandmother – the only grandparent I ever knew.  I wanted to underscore the beauty in all things – at all ages, symbolized by the fresh apples growing in the more »

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A Healing Place

A Healing Place features a doctor tending to a patient while beautiful, heart warming sunflowers, roses and tulips cheer the path.  This artwork was inspired both by the hopes I saw working with cancer patients, young and old, and by more »

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Roses of Conquest

Roses of Conquest This artwork is emotionally a very important piece to me.  It is about conquering life’s inevitable challenges, heart breaks and disappointments, and moving on to successful new horizons.   Conquering life’s challenges, heartbreaks and disappointments is symbolized by more »

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Hummingbirds & Missing Pieces

Hummingbirds and Missing Pieces was inspired by the beauty of life, while also acknowledging the inevitable choices and losses along our journey. The original concept blossomed from the beauty, dreams and choices that women make. The more you look at this more »

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Reverie

Reverie was inspired by how I get lost in each painting I create, in my writing and reading, in my imaginings.  I wanted to create a woman lost in thought while the world continues to whirl around her.  There is the playful more »

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Jaaazzzz

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 »

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A World of Stories

“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 »

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The Letter ‘A’

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 »

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Swan Duet

Swan Duet Inspired by the lifelong love between swan mates, and the heart created by their profiles when they meet.  I was so happy that this artwork was purchased by a home where true love dwelt!  The heart that the more »

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Leap of Faith

Inspired by the leap of faith between man and horse inherent in the jumper – the jumping equestrian events are truly breathtaking. This artwork is also a nod to the leap of faith we all take as we choose our more »

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Modern Trinity

“Modern Trinity” is one of M. Nicole van Dam’s earlier works, evidencing her Impressionist style using acrylic on canvas. Inspired by the style of the great Impressionists and yet also a nod to the subject matter most common to great more »

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Bottle of Dreams

If you would like to guess what this artwork is about, email us! We’d love to hear your interpretation and thoughts! All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints and many household and wearable products, at more »

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The Rat Race

The Rat RaceThe Rat Race “The Rat Race” is about the marathon of life, symbolized by the corporate marathon.  There are many stories within this artwork, including as you look at the runners:  the worried working Mom; the older woman more »

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