The best antidote for depression is to give your brain the treat of learning something new.
(M. Nicole van Dam)
Summer Afternoon Summer Afternoon was inspired by the warm, cheery sunny days of Summer. In this artwork I wanted to give a nod to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers while at the same time working with a very sunny color palette. Morning more »
High Spirits! I wanted High Spirits! to capture lively romance and delight. High Spirits! features a wine bottle, two full, tempting glasses of red wine, and roses. I especially like the luminosity of the wine in the wine glasses more »
Country Rose Country Rose is actually the first work in which I experimented with making my signature a more integral part of the design – in fact, this artwork was signed twice! In creating Country Rose, I was expressing my more »
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 »
Vino! Vino was intended to be a combination of refined and fun. I wanted to create a lovely artwork for the wine lover, with my Impressionist flair. I love that it’s a little ‘tipsy!’ If you are interested in purchasing more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Flower Celebration Flower Celebration provides an interesting interplay between soft florals and strong geometric patterns. I was inspired by the intricate geometric planes and shapes in our everyday surroundings. I had fun in this artwork combining warm colors and soft more »
Fancy Fruits was in part inspired by wishful thinking of harvests to come! The central coastal areas of California offer bounties of fruit, and I’ve planted many fruit trees and berries and vines in my garden, inspiring this painting. To purchase fun items more »
Passion Flower Passion Flower Passion Flower was inspired by some unique tulips that I purchased at the amazing Los Angeles flower mart, as well as by the flower mart itself, filled with its hustling customers buying their flowers. The more »
Dreams of Friesian horses, Leonberger dogs, orchards, and beautiful summer days on the ranch inspired this lovely painting. Limited Editions available upon request.
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 »
Grandma’s Table was inspired by my many happy hours spent sitting with my Dutch grandmother at her table. I tried to use colors that she liked to wear. All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints more »
Autumn Rose Autumn Rose was inspired by the elegant, warm beauty of Autumn. It features an unmistakable style that identifies me as the artist, with swirling abundant roses, geometrics, etc. I was very pleased with the colors I used in more »
Inspired by the Dutch love of ginger in Dutch cooking and treats.
Inspired by the enticing foods Nicole didn’t eat at an afternoon tea, Nicole went home and painted the breads and butter she had wished to eat, but hadn’t due to one of her many diets. Licensed internationally for glass plates, more »
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