Sometimes it’s hard to keep trying; Sometimes it’s hard to keep believing. That’s when you need to ask yourself: When you’re 100 and look back on this moment, what do you want to see?
(M. Nicole van Dam)
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 »
“Cote d’Azur” is an artwork across 5 canvases completed in 2015. I wanted to capture a playful, colorful beach scene, showing people from all walks of life and body types, each contributing to the beauty of the whole. I grew more »
I just received the most FUN email today – I’ve been chosen as one of 5 “Creatives You Should Know” by the Creative Network Blog (sponsored by StudioVox). It’s such an honor – the article is so well written and more »
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 »
Gondolier of Venice was inspired by the romance of the waterways of Venice, Italy. The water effects in this artwork were very important to me to get right and difficult to execute. I wanted Gondolier of Venice to have an more »
Bon Jour was inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower and cafes of Paris, France. I wanted this artwork to have a soft, happy effect,and I also wanted it to be the sort of artwork that draws you in. As you more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
From the majestic Redwoods to the vineyards, from gold mining history to the magnificent shorelines, California inspired this painting! Limited Editions available upon request.
Inspired by the inlets, bays and waterways and byways and the beautiful flora of New Zealand, “Beckoning Bay” is a mixed media piece.
Sailing Sailing was inspired by my many happy hours sailing in sunny Newport Beach, California. I tried to capture what it felt like to be in a sailing regatta, sailing a small sailboat around buoys. I loved the colorful sails more »
Inspired by lovely waterside retreats, peaceful havens from a busy world. Limited Editions available upon request.
Dreams of Friesian horses, Leonberger dogs, orchards, and beautiful summer days on the ranch inspired this lovely painting. Limited Editions available upon request.
Waiter at the Champs ElyseesThis lovely artwork was inspired by the famous people-watching, café-lovers paradise along the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. I wanted to achieve the effect of dappled light on the walkways as the café patrons enjoy watching more »
Meubles de Jardin has both an American and Asian influence, in part a nod to gardening being one of the common languages among us. This artwork has elements of both serene Asian gardens and the lovely, well maintained more traditional more »
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