Category Archives: The Artist’s Thoughts

Impressionist artist M. Nicole van Dam shares her thoughts about life, creativity, art.

TV Interview Being Filmed July 6!

Exciting News – I just learned last night that I will be interviewed July 6 by the engaging George Alger for the award winning Ventura Cable Channel 6 TV – which is the number 1 weekly community cable tv and more »

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“Chef at the Farmer’s Market” Scarf Selling at National Department Stores

                  Fun news – my Chef at the Farmer’s Market scarf is the latest design to be offered by the Christopher & Banks department stores!    Many, many thanks to Christopher & more »

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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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Roulettes

                Roulettes is my version of roses deconstructed into abstract shapes and fall colors.  This also marks my developing a new technique to create thick layers of colors.      “Roulettes” is an homage to more »

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Spanish Rose

Spanish Rose celebrates the lively romance of the Spanish dance.  This work was inspired by Flamenco dancing first, but as I researched Spanish dance I learned that there is much more to Spanish dancing – including Bolero, Fandango, Paso doble, more »

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Rodeo Rose

Rodeo Rose is a feminine twist on the Western Rodeo, and features a female rider on her bucking bronco, surrounded by softly hued, almost suede like colors, roses, and lucky horse shoes.  Some of the horse shoes are interlinked to more »

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Balboa Bay

Balboa Bay  is my memory of where I grew up, in Newport Beach, with all the sun fun and sailing that goes with it. I wanted you to feel like you were flying into my memories of Balboa like a 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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