Category Archives: In the Garden

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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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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Hummingbird Memories

Hummingbird Memories was created as a commissioned work in 2008, using elements requested by my client – something that blended hummingbirds, apple orchards, a row boat, a barn and even hidden mixing spoons. I especially like the hummingbirds in this more »

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Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny This artwork honors the Impressionist master Monet and his lovely gardens at Giverny.  I wanted share my view not only of Monet’s gardens, but also of the vast waterway of creativity that Monet helped bring to life, more »

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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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It’s Spring

  It’s Spring This artwork was inspired by the joy and passion of Spring.  My goal was to make It’s Spring feel abundantly bursting forth happiness and cheer.  It’s Spring was created in 1999 and is a part of my 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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Hummingbird Social

This lively study of hummingbirds is inspired by the magic of hummingbirds in Nicole’s garden. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, please visit http://letsgoshopping.bz. Share and Enjoy:Tweet

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Dance of the Sunflowers

Dance of the Sunflowers Inspired both by Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers and by the Italian blend of yellow, blue and green, this artwork is a nod to both Impressionist sunflowers and classic Italian themes. If you are interested in purchasing more »

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Chef at the Farmer’s Market

Chef at the Farmer’s Market This lively artwork was inspired by my trips to the many weekly  colorful, bountiful Farmer’s Markets along the California Central Coast region.  Such beautiful produce!  Wonderful flowers!  Arts & crafts!  I enjoyed painting the sunflowers more »

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Vegetable Medley

Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam’s own organic vegetable garden, this crop of veggies is ripe to perfection! To see images of Nicole’s vegetable garden, please visit our1earth.com. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, 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.” Share and Enjoy:Tweet

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Honey Bee Happy

Honey Bee Happy A trio of happy honey bees and dancing gerbera daisies adorn a colorful honey comb of fun.  Honey Bee Happy is my homage to the valuable honey bee in our ecosystem.  I tried to make Honey Bee more »

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Spa Day

Spa Day I painted Spa Day because I was wishing for a day of pampering relaxation and didn’t have time!  I wanted Spa Day to bring the viewer to a retreat of luxurious relaxation, the ultimate “Spa Day.”  What I more »

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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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Winter

Winter Winter is a unique fusion of Asian artistic influences and colorful Autumn leaves and icy hydrangea. Winter was inspired by my long Ithaca winters while in school at Cornell University and the somewhat milder (but still snowy) winters in more »

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Cats in the Roses

Cats in the Roses You will have to look closely, but there are three playful cats hidden in this rose garden!  Cats in the Roses was inspired by the playful mischievous nature of our feline friends, who make imaginative play more »

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Nature’s Kitchen

True to Nicole’s own organic vegetable garden, this artwork has a lucky horse shoe on the grape vine laden gate, a blue bird nesting box, and a bunny ‘s-hopping’ for groceries! To purchase fun items with this lovely artwork, please more »

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Hummingbird Memories

This lovely artwork includes a barn, apple orchard, humming birds and yes – even a row boat and hidden surprises! Limited Editions available upon request. “Hummingbird Memories” was originally created to be transformed into a commissioned silk scarf, in 2008. more »

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