Category Archives: Nature and Animals

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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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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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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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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Raining Cats and Dogs and …

  Raining Cats and Dogs is a fun artwork filled with hidden smiles. The more you look, the more you’ll see – from various breeds of cats and dogs to bunnies, hamster, cockatoo, parakeet, rooster, piglet and so much more. more »

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Butterfly Fantasy

Butterfly Fantasy I have always been fascinated by butterflies, with all their colors and lovely shapes.  Butterfly Fantasy is my reaching beyond the bright colors to a more intoxicating palette, to create an exotically moody piece, full of movement.  In 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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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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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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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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Sun and Moon Montage

Sun and Moon Montage This work was actually intended to be several works painted on one canvas, but Sun and Moon Montage has also achieved popularity as a single work.  It is therefore a rather unintentionally unique montage of a 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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Cherry Blossom Trio

Cherry Blossom Trio was inspired by the increasingly rare Western Bluebird.  The California Central Coast has its share of these increasingly rare Western Bluebirds, and they are so beautiful!  To create this elegant design, I adopted a slightly Asian influence. To purchase more »

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Butterfly Beauties

Butterfly Beauties was inspired by the butterfly shape blossoms of hydrangea and the dancing butterflies of my garden. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, please visit http://letsgoshopping.bz. Available in Limited Edition prints and more, available more »

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