Portfolio

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the artwork of M. Nicole van Dam®.  On this page you will find the fine art portfolio of M. Nicole van Dam. In addition, perhaps most fun, this site also provides a 3D visual way to see Nicole’s portfolio – as a CUBE, for those of you that would rather use a visual 3D way of identifying your favorite M. Nicole van Dam artwork   As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

The Art of M. Nicole van Dam

Enjoy this gallery of the Impressionist artwork of M. Nicole van Dam.

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[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic241.jpg]Gondolier of Venice
History of the Gondolier of Venice: The original work was created in 2005 and sold to a well-known philanthropist in Santa Barbara, California within a few hours of its completion. A Limited Edition of this work is part of the permanent collection at the lovely architectural masterpiece, the new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. The water effects of the piece are quite lovely, and overall the work has an engaging Impressionist flair
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic290.jpg]Bon Jour
A lovely Impressionist Parisian Cafe scene, with dappled light, under the Eiffel Tower and rose covered arbors.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic210.jpg]It's Spring
Happy and cheerful, the It's Spring original of this work was created in 1999 and is a part of the artist's personal collection, hanging in her home. She has had several offers to purchase it, but she enjoys living with it so much she will not sell it! A Limited Edition of this work is part of the permanent collection at the lovely architectural masterpiece, the new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. The exuberant movement of the piece, blended with its beautiful colors, makes this a quite lovely, happy work, and overall the piece has an engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic220.jpg]Sailing
Inspired by Nicole's adventures sailing at Newport Beach when she was growing up, the Sailing original work was created in 2000. The wind blowing, the water and seagull, all blend to give this work an exciting and engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_lakeofdreamssmallrgb.jpg]Le Lac de Reves (Lake of Dreams)
This lovely work features a comely swan - and if you look closely you will see a second swan mirrored in its reflection.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_snowflake-sonata.jpg]Snowflake Sonata
We are all snowflakes! Inspired by East Coast shimmering wintry beauty.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cote-dazur-email.jpg]Cote d'Azur
Sunny artwork featuring parasols and beach fun.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_papillons-de-paisley.jpg]Papillons de Paisley
Inspired by Nicole's love of butterflies and gardens, a nod to the paisley print. The more you look, the more butterflies you will see.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic202.jpg]Bench at Giverny
Inspired by the gardens of Monet and created by M. Nicole van Dam as homage to the great Impressionists Monet represents, the Bench at Giverny original work was created in 1999 and is a part of Nicole's personal collection, hanging in her dining room. Nicole enjoys entertaining there and serving breads from the matching Bench at Giverny glass plates. The interplay of the florals and water effects of the piece are quite lovely, and overall the work has an engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_autumn-leaves-small.jpg]Autumn Leaves
This artwork with its swirling leaves is an homage to the beautiful fall colors of the East Coast.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_golden-gate-email.jpg]The Golden Gate
Featuring the lovely San Francisco skyline and beautiful bridge, this artwork was inspired by Nicole's time living in the City by the Bay.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_shangri-la-email.jpg]Shangri La
Celebrating the unique blend of nature's bounty and lovely lifestyle in Ojai, California
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_raining-cats-and-dogs-small.jpg]Raining Cats and Dogs and...
Artwork filled with smiles and raindrops. The more you look the more you will see, including playful dogs, cats, birds, bunnies and more. You will see many breeds you recognize and even a cheshire cat. The more you look in the raindrops the more you'll see!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_muerta-lisa-adjemail.jpg]Muerta Lisa
Playful nod to Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_artnouveaulady.jpg]Art Nouveau Lady
This lovely artwork is a blend of the art nouveau and art deco styles with Nicole's Impressionist flair, and as well as a respectful nod to the creativity of Alfons Mucha.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic287.jpg]Sun
This happy sun was licensed onto plates and is part of a larger work, a limited edition of which was acquired by the Community Memorial Hospital as part of its collection of M. Nicole van Dam works.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_golden-gate-email.jpg]The Golden Gate
The lovely San Francisco Golden Gate bridge against the San Francisco skyline and swirling water, sailboats, and more.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic214.jpg]Passion Flower
A romantic work with a powerful energy, the Passion Flower original work was created in 1999. The bold geometrics are balanced by passionate flowers in this unique work with a neo-Impressionist geometric nod.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_alphabeta.jpg]The Letter 'A'
An ode to the alphabet!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_onthesetemailforebony.jpg]On the Set
When you look at “On the Set,” the first thing you note is that there is a lot of activity - this is an intentional nod to the hustle and bustle of the entertainment set, where so much goes on behind the scenes. The more you look at this piece, the more you will see. Note, for example, the “Star” – the glamorous lady in pink. The Star actually appears in this artwork three times – in addition to her standing on the stage, you will also see a close up of her emotive face in the viewfinder on one side of the artwork, and her back mirrored in the dresser mirror on the other side of the artwork. You will also see a myriad of lights, cameras and sound equipment. There are also clues as to what the storyline might be about. Exciting new artwork by M. Nicole van Dam
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_bumble-bee-paradise.jpg]Bumble Bee Paradise
Inspired by honey and bumble bees, gerbera daisies, and honey combs.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_wine-canvas-giclee-roses-and-wine.jpg]High Spirits!
This lovely and lively artwork is perfect for the wine lover or romantic, a joyous expression of Nicole's Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_butterfly-beauties.jpg]Butterfly Beauties
Hydrangea and butterflies adorn this artwork
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic227.jpg]Winter
Inspired by the ice beauty of the New England East Coast winters, the Winter original work was created in 2000. A Limited Edition of this work is part of the permanent collection at the lovely architectural masterpiece, the new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. The creative use of hydrangea to enhyance the snowy effects of the piece are quite lovely, and overall the work has an engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic246.jpg]Roses of Conquest
Begun during some difficult years in 2001 and completed during a far happier time in this transitional period in the Artist's life, the Roses of Conquest original work was completed in 2004 during a far happy time in this transitional period in the Artist's life. The roses, including green roses, are central to the conquest theme of this unique work. This work is the first work the Artist chose to hang in her Santa Barbara studio gallery, as a symbol that she had indeed conquered some difficult times. To date the Artist has received several offers to purchase the original of this work, none of which has been accepted.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic243.jpg]I Love You Mom
History of the I Love You Mom: The original work was created in 2005 and was given to Nicole's mother for her birthday/Mother's Day. A Limited Edition of this work is on permanent display at the lovely new architectural masterpiece Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. This work is the first work in which Nicole used nearly invisible artistic writing, running diagonally across the painting, to write the words "I Love You Mom." This work has a lovely Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_dance-of-the-sunflowers.jpg]Dance of the Sunflowers
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic235.jpg]Country Rose
History of the Country Rose: The original work was created in 1999 and sold to a Hollywood set designer via a gallery exhibition. This work actually has two artist signatures, as it is the first time Nicole used a larger signature as part of the design of the piece. The gallery exhibiting the piece found this signature effect popular, and asked that all the Nicole van Dam works supplied to the gallery incorporate Nicole's larger signature. Through the years Nicole collectors have expressed to the Artist their enjoyment in finding her signature hidden in the works.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic247.jpg]Summer Afternoon
Inspired by the cheery sun-dappled days of summer, the Summer Afternoon original work was created in 1999. A Limited Edition of this work is part of the permanent collection at the lovely architectural masterpiece, the new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital, and a second Limited Edition of this work has been on display at the City Hall of Santa Barbara for many years now. The warm tones of this work and bouyant sunflowers give a cheerful Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_hummingbird-social.jpg]Hummingbird Social
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic608.jpg]The Jester
Inspired by both trivia nights at a local hangout and "The Jester" in our masquerades of life, this is an impish and powerfully colorful nod to joyous celebrations and the magic we each can create in our own worlds.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_lion-paradise.jpg]Lion's Paradise
Inspired by the lion enclosure and contented lions with their ocean view at the Santa Barbara zoo.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_wine-grapes-and-wine-600dpi.jpg]The Bounty of Grapes
A unique blend of elegance and fun, this artwork is a refined gift for the wine lover.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_meubles-de-jardin.jpg]Meubles de Jardin
Lovely wrought iron garden furniture in an enticing garden.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic225.jpg]The WaterFall
Inspired by the water garden at the Getty Museum in Brentwood, California, this is a mixed media work by M. Nicole van Dam.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_dolphins-at-the-harbor.jpg]Dolphins at the Harbor
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_a-world-of-stories.jpg]A World of Stories
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cats-in-the-roses.jpg]Cats in the Roses
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_music-and-roses.jpg]Music and Roses
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_fancy-fruits.jpg]Fancy Fruits
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_nothing-like-a-little-seed-capital.jpg]Nothing Like a Little Seed Capital
Inspired by Victorian seed packages.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_reading-on-the-river-thales.jpg]Reading on the River Thames
Inspired by the Greek philosopher Thames, who stated that all things are of water. Note the dreamy underwater feel of this artwork.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_hearts-and-ribbons.jpg]Hearts and Ribbons
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_oasis.jpg]Oasis
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_hummingbird-memories.jpg]Hummingbirds and Memories
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_butterfly-fantasy.jpg]Butterfly Fantasy
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_ranch-cosy.jpg]Ranch Cosy
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_bumble-bear.jpg]Bumble Bear
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_self-portrait.jpg]Self Portrait
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_spring-flowers.jpg]Spring Flowers
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_winter-village.jpg]Winter VIllage
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_of-mice-and-music.jpg]Of Mice and Music
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_mayfest.jpg]MayFest
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic234.jpg]Contemplating Eve
History of the Contemplating Eve: The original work was created in 2001, inspired by Nicole's grandmother and Nicole's own thoughts on aging, and the need to see beauty in all stages of our lives. The orginal of this work was sold via a gallery sale. This unique work, blending the gnarled tree trunk with soft florals, the elderly woman with the fresh apple, and the apple's nod to biblical Eve, has a delightful, thoughtful post-Impressionistic flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_natures-kitchen.jpg]Nature's Kitchen
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic206.jpg]Country Cottage
Inspired by the cosy cottage of the English countryside, the Country Cottage original work was created in 2005. The signature lovely yellow rose arbor as it wends its way from the cottage thatched roof provide a joyous, sunny tone to this work, while the black sheep in the foreground is Nicole's nod to a little humor. This is indeed a cosy cheery work with a distinct Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic232.jpg]Autumn Rose
Autumn Rose was inspired by the cosy days of Autumn and memories of Nicole's grandmother. The Autumn Rose original of this work was created in 2000 and was sold via a gallery to a private collector. A Limited Edition of this work is part of the permanent collection at the lovely architectural masterpiece, the new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. The velvety warm hues in this work make this an elegant, romantic piece, evidencing Nicole's strong Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_green-havens.jpg]Nature's Kitchen
Artwork based on the vegetable garden of the artist herself, including the lucky horseshoe on the gate and birdhouse.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic606.jpg]Reverie
The more you look at this picture "Reverie," the more you will see. There is the playful cat and dog, the guitar, and much more, swirling around a woman lost in her reverie.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic213.jpg]Violins of Fire
This image was created montaging the various themes requested by the Santa Barbara Symphony and was used on their season program book. It is an example of how M. Nicole van Dam can montage disparate themes - here a Statue of Liberty, Sparticus, flaming violins, an angel, and other things - to suit the needs of her licensors.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_california-gold.jpg]California Gold
Artwork celebrating the beauty and diversity of California, from the Redwoods to vineyards to Mount Shasta to beaches, and California's rich history.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic233.jpg]Cello Fantasy
History of Cello Fantasy: This original of this work was created in 2005 and was sold prior to its completion to a Montecito collector of Nicole's works. A Limited Edition of this work is part of the permanent collection at the lovely architectural masterpiece, the new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. The warm tones in this work, along with the dance of music and florals, make this an elegant piece, while still evidencing a strong Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic224.jpg]Waiter at the Champs Elysees
Inspired the engaging cafe scenes of Paris and Nicole's time in France, the Waiter at the Champs Elysees captures that mood so unique to Paris.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic610.jpg]A World of Stories
"A World of Stories" is a beautiful piece, inspired by the traditions and many means of story telling and sharing inherent in our many, diverse cultures. As you look deeper into this artwork, you will see the kokapelli, the Chinese dragon, the lyre, the Wailing Wall, the Geisha, and so much more.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic219.jpg]Rising Stallion
This work marks M. Nicole van Dam's first painting of an oneo four animal friends on silk. Silk is an unforgiving medium so this represents a growth step of Nicole in her medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic215.jpg]War and Peace
Created during the Kosovo war and inspired by how the the sky appears through tree branches, the War and Peace original work was created in 2000. The cherry tree blossoms, so often a symbol of peace, here have daubs of red color, and the sky is not quite a peaceful blue.   All facets of the composition combine to lend a neo-Impressionist air to the work.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic609.jpg]Flights of Fancy
With its beautiful, tapestry colors, "Flights of Fancy" was inspired by the magical world of Nicole's garden, and the wonderful birds who frequent her bird feeders.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic607.jpg]Lion Paradise
Inspired by the beautiful lions at the Santa Barbara zoo and the romantic images of Africa and its unique flora, "Lion Paradise" is a colorful work wth a few hidden bits of whimsy - note the "dancing" tree in the background.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic229.jpg]Young Colt
A beautiful companion work to Rising Stallion, by M. Nicole van Dam.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic207.jpg]Floral Chorus
A field of flowers to get lost in, this work has Nicole's neo-Impressionist approach.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic218.jpg]Nicole's First Work on Silk
THis small 12" square work is the first work Nicole ever painted on silk, and it marks the beginning of her work with one of her favorite mediums.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic237.jpg]Flower Faeries
A floral dance that will bring out your imagination, by M. Nicole van Dam. This is the second work Nicole created on silk.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_dolphin.jpg]Dolphins at the Santa Barbara Harbor
Inspired by the gleeful dolphins sculpture by James "Bud" Bottoms at the lovely Santa Barbara harbor, the Dolphons at the Santa Barbara Harbor original work was created in 2006. The harbor scene and matilija poppies that frame the dolphins combine to give this work its Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic278.jpg]Swan Duet
Inspired by the graceful swans and romance of Valentine's Day, the Swan Duet original work was created in 2007, inspired by the lifetime partenrships of swans. If you look closely, you will see that the flowers that swirl around the two swans form a valentine's day heart. The soft water tones and beautiful artistic swans are quite lovely, and overall the work has an engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic245.jpg]Mission at Santa Barbara
This work was inspired by the lovely, historic California Mission at Santa Barbara. The Mission at Santa Barbara original work was created in 2005 and was the first painting created in Nicole's Santa Barbara studio. The original of this work had multiple offers to purchase it within hours of completion, and was sold to the first purchaser, with the second purchaser acquiring a Limited Edition of the work. It was because of the high demand for this work that the Artist began issuing Limited Editions of her works. This work has a lovely Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic272.jpg]Spa Day
Inspired by the Artist's own wish for a relaxing Spa Day, the Artist M. Nicole van Dam decided to paint one! The Spa Day original work was created in 2006. A Limited Edition of this work is part of the permanent collection at the lovely architectural masterpiece, the new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. The soft tones and peaceful effects of the piece are quite lovely, and overall the work has an engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic277.jpg]Ballet des Fleurs
History of the Ballet des Fleurs: Inspired by the graceful joy of dance and flowers, the Ballet des Fleurs original work was created in 2007. The soft tones and beautiful artistic dancers (an intentional nod to Degas' ballerinas) are quite lovely, and overall the work has an engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic239.jpg]Ginger Pot
One of M. Nicole van Dam's earlier works on silk.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic240.jpg]Insert from Ginger Pot
A detail of Ginger Pot.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic605.jpg]A Healing Space
Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam's art therapy work with cancer and critically ill patients, and her close friends in the medical field and their caring of Nicole herself.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic228.jpg]Yellow Light
A friend telephoned the Artist to share that she had just seen a bird nesting in a stoplight. This story inspired Nicole to paint this painting showing a bird nesting in the yellow light - a nod to a cautionary tale about the delicate tension between our day-to-day needs and nature. The Yellow Light original work was created in 2005, and a Limted Edition of this work is part of the collection on permanent exhibit at the impressive new Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic285.jpg]Chef at the Farmer's Market
History of the Chef at the Farmer's Market: The original work was created in 2007 after a friend told Nicole the story of a chef's weekly journey through the Farmer's Market, based on Nicole's own frequent visits to the Farmer's Markets for the fresh produce she loves. This work has a cheery, engaging Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic236.jpg]Flower Celebration
Inspired by the challenge of blending modern geometrics with the floral themes Nicole loves so much, the Flower Celebration original work was created in 2005 and quickly sold to a Montecito patron. A Limited Edition of this work is on permanent display at the lovely new architectural masterpiece Cancer Center of Community Memorial Hospital. This work has a lovel neo-Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic286.jpg]Jaaazzzz
This is a nod to the smokey jazz clubs and a smile to Nicole's musical friends.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic604.jpg]Voting Booth
Inspired by the hotly contested presidential elections commencing 2008, the Voting Booth original work was created in 2009, and is currently exhibited at the City Hall at Santa Barbara. Look closely at this unique work, starting with the shoes of the voters, and you will see in the voting booth curtain above the voter's shoes what these voters might be voting for, all created to make the voting booth curtains almost look like stain glass, representing the sanctity and importance of our individual right to vote. This work has a delightful, thoughtful post-Impressionistic flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic282.jpg]Meubles des Jardin
Who wouldn't want a mint julip, smoothy, or iced tea out in this lovelky garden?
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic270.jpg]Grandma's Table
Inspired by the tapestry-like woven rugs that Nicole's grandmother used to decorate her beautiful wooden round table.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic275.jpg]Beckoning Bay
A mixed media work inspired by New Zealand. After reading an article about M. Nicole van Dam in the Montecito Journal, a New Zealand native contacted Nicole with photos, that inspired this painting.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic283.jpg]Butterfly Woman
This work is Nicole embracing her newfound life and freedoms.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cosy-love.jpg]Cosy Love
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_young-colt.jpg]Young Colt
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic226.jpg]The Water Fountain
The secret garden in Nicole's wishful heart inspired this work.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cherry-blossom-trio.jpg]Cherry Blossom Trio
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cockatiel.jpg]Casper de la Coco the Cockatoo Bird
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Cockatoo joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic231.jpg]A Dog Understands
A homage to M. Nicole van Dam's beloved Leonberger dog Inca, this pastel shows how beautifully Nicole's Impressionist style translates in pastel.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic211.jpg]Leap of Faith
This pastel of a jumping horse and rider is a homage to their daring teamwork and shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic208.jpg]Friesian Horse
This pastel of a Frieisan horse shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic201.jpg]Australian Shepherd Dog
This pastel of an Australian Shepherd shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic204.jpg]Collie Dog
This pastel of a Collie shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair translates regardless of medium. Her godparents had a Collie named "Oskie" that Nicole loved to play with when she was quite small.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_leonberger-on-the-steps.jpg]Leonberger on the Steps
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_leo-family.jpg]Leonberger Dog Family
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images such as this one, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely pair of Leonberger dogs, inspired by Nicole's own much-loved Leonberger dogs, is a happy part of Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pomeranian.jpg]Pomeranian Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Pomeranian dog, inspired by Nicole's family's own Pomeranian dog, joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_leonberger-happy-feet.jpg]Happy Feet
Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam's Leonberger dog.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_maine-coone-cat.jpg]Maine Coone Cat
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Maine Coone Cat, inspired by Nicole's own much-loved cat, joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_welsh-corgi.jpg]Welsh Corgi Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Welsh Corgi dog joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cavalier-king-charles-spaniel.jpg]Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, inspired also by Nicole's family's Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_leoartreadingdogblog.jpg]Leonberger Reading Dog Art
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images such as this one, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Reading Leonberger dog, inspired by Nicole's own Leonberger dogs, is a whimsical part of Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic222.jpg]Three Friesians
This pastel of three Friesian horses shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist whimsy translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_dachshund.jpg]Dachshund Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Dachshund, inspired also by Nicole's childhood beloved family Dachshund, joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_persian.jpg]Persian Cat
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Persian Cat joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_happy-feet.jpg]Happy Feet Leonberger Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images such as this Happy Feet Leonberger dog image, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely happy Leonberger dog, inspired by Nicole's own much-loved Leonbergers, is a happy part of Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_spotted-cat.jpg]Is It Just a Spotted Cat artwork
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely cat artwork joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic216.jpg]Pocket 'o Kitten
This pastel of a kitten shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist whimsy translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_poodle.jpg]Rock Star Poodle Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This engaging Rock Star Poodle dog joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_papillion.jpg]Papillion Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Papillion dog, inspired by Nicole's own sweet little Papillion Chihuahua Pomeranian one-of-a-kind playful dog, joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_ridgeback.jpg]Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog
Due to the appeal of Nicole's black and white Leonberger dog images, Nicole was asked to create a line of more black and white images based on our furry and feathery friends. This lovely Rhodesian Ridgeback dog joins Nicole's fun and heart warming creations!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic244.jpg]German Shepherd Dog
Inspired By M. Nicole van Dam's beloved German Shepherd dog, this lovely pastel is an example of Nicole's Impressionist, expressive style.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic209.jpg]Golden Retriever Dog
This pastel of a Frieisan horse shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic249.jpg]Inca Dink, The Great Houndini
This is one of the illustrations Nicole created for her children's nook, "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini" (available on Amazon and i a digital, narrated version by Dominick Byrne for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic611.jpg]All Welcome
"All Welcome" was created to sooth the last moments of a devout Christian, so that something beautiful was on her walls that would remind her that her beliefs would lead to a beautiful place.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic274.jpg]Journeys
Inspired by the life of Nicole's father, you will see a sailboat, windmill, old-fashioned car, and other themes from his life montaged artfully into this Impressionist painting.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic221.jpg]Tea Time
Painted by Nicole after a tea in which Nicole actually stuck to her diet, Nicole went home and painted all the things she did not eat, but wanted to!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic289.jpg]Moon
This whimsical moon was licensed onto plates and is part of a larger work, a limited edition of which was acquired by the Community Memorial Hospital as part of its collection of M. Nicole van Dam works.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic248.jpg]Winter Village
Inspired By M. Nicole van Dam's cosy times in Ithaca, New York and Cornell University, this lovely pastel is an example of Nicole's Impressionist, expressive style.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic223.jpg]Violin Study
This water color study of violins and music shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist whimsy translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic276.jpg]Rat Race
Inspired by Nicole's time in the corporate world, Rat Race is also an example of a work by M. Nicole van Dam on canvas, again showing her unique Impressionist flair.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic238.jpg]Flowers and Song
This work on canvas shows how lovely the Impressionist style of M. Nicoel van Dam translates in other media. This work was licensed to be used as a season program book cover for the Santa Barbara Symphony.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic284.jpg]Modern Trinity
A nod to the religious paintings of the Renaissance, this is an early work by M. Nicole van Dam on canvas.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic280.jpg]Bottle fo Dreams
Painted in hopes of awakening a friend to his drinking obsession. This is an example of a work on canvas.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic279.jpg]Amsterdam
A homage to Nicole's parents who hail from the Netherlands, this work is Nicole's first, and only, etching.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic212.jpg]Leoneberger Dog on the Steps
This oil painting of a Leonberger dog, Nicole's beloved Inca, shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic205.jpg]Cosy Moment
This pastel of a Collie shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair translates regardless of medium.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic291.jpg]Camelia
This pastel of a camelia blossom shows how M. Nicole van Dam's Impressionist flair captures movement and spirit. This work has been licensed onto glass plates.
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic281.jpg]Football
A nod to the mighty athletic and graceful football players of our day.

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Country Autumn

Country Autumn

Country Autumn is my way of welcoming the fall season, rich with holidays, with a warm impressionist palette and colorful ...

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Cote d’Azur

Cote d'Azur

“Cote d'Azur” is an artwork across 5 canvases completed in 2015. I wanted to capture a playful, colorful beach scene, ...

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"The Bounty of Grapes" by M. Nicole van Dam

Vino!

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Welsh Corgi

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"Casper the Cockatoo" by M. Nicole van Dam

Casper the Cockatoo

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"On the Set" by M. Nicole van Dam

On the Set

This exciting new artwork, created in 2014, has a secret story within a story. When you look at “On the ...

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Art Nouveau Lady

This lovely new artwork, created in 2014, is an elegant blend of the art nouveau and art deco styles with ...

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Collie

Collie

Inspired by the smart, loyal nature of the Collie breed, and by the collie who befriended Nicole when ...

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Golden Retriever Pup

Golden Retriever Pup

Inspired by the jovial playful nature of the Golden Retriever breed. Who can resist a Golden Retriever ...

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Three Friesians

Three Friesians

Inspired by the powerful yet graceful Friesian horses that are Nicole’s favorite of the horse breeds – these ...

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Friesian

Friesian

Inspired by the long maned Friesian horses that are Nicole’s favorite of the horse breeds – these gentle ...

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Inspired by Nicole's German Shepherd and the smart, loyal and attentive nature of the German Shepherd breed. ...

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints and many household and wearable products, ...

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Flowers and Song

Flowers and Song

Flowers & Song I always wished I could play the piano, and part of this work expresses that longing.  This work ...

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Modern Trinity

Modern Trinity

"Modern Trinity" is one of M. Nicole van Dam's earlier works, evidencing her Impressionist style using acrylic on canvas. ...

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Bottle of Dreams

Bottle of Dreams

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"Rat Race" by M. Nicole van Dam

The Rat Race

The Rat RaceThe Rat Race "The Rat Race" is about the marathon of life, symbolized by the corporate marathon.  There are ...

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Swan Duet

Swan Duet

Swan Duet Inspired by the lifelong love between swan mates, and the heart created by their profiles when they meet.  I ...

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Young Colt

Young Colt

Inspired by the exuberant, curious, playful innocence of the young colt, fresh as a Spring day. Nicole ...

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Rising Stallion

Rising Stallion

Inspired by the powerful majestic movement of the horse – these gentle giants are beautiful, romantic creatures. All the artwork ...

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Hummingbird Memories

Hummingbird Memories

This lovely artwork includes a barn, apple orchard, humming birds and yes - even a row boat and ...

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"Cello Fantasy" by M. Nicole van Dam

Cello Fantasy

Cello Fantasy Cello Fantasy was inspired by a wonderful cello performance at the symphony, where the cello soloist embraced the cello ...

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Chef at the Farmer's Market

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 ...

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Jaaazzzz

Jaaazzzz

Jaaazzzz Jaaazzzz is my tribute to smokey jazz and blues clubs, where jazz emerged to influence modern music.  I wanted to ...

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Country Rose

Country Rose

Country Rose Country Rose is actually the first work in which I experimented with making my signature a more integral part ...

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Lion’s Paradise

Lion's Paradise

Inspired by the beautiful lions at the Santa Barbara zoo and the romantic images of Africa and its unique flora,  ...

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"Ballet des Fleurs" by M. Nicole van Dam

Ballet des Fleurs

Ballet des Fleurs In Ballet des Fleurs, I had fun juxtaposing graceful ballerinas with morning glories, tulips, roses and other flowers, ...

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It’s Spring

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 ...

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The Water Fountain

The Water Fountain

Water FountainThe Water Fountain The Water Fountain was inspired both by my love of gardens and water features, and by the ...

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Autumn Rose

Autumn Rose

Autumn Rose Autumn Rose was inspired by the elegant, warm beauty of Autumn.   It features an unmistakable style that identifies me ...

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Art Nouveau Lady

Art Nouveau Lady

  Art Nouveau Lady Art Nouveau Lady, created in 2014, was inspired by the lovely works featuring women by Alfonse Mucha and ...

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Contemplating Eve

Contemplating Eve

Contemplating Eve This is actually an artwork I painted of my grandmother - the only grandparent I ever knew.  I wanted ...

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The Jester

The Jester

The Jester was inspired by fun memories of trivia nights at a local hangout, as well as “The Jester” in ...

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Country Cottage

Country Cottage

Inspired by the thatched roof cozy cottages of the English countryside,with their adjacent farms and rose gardens, and ...

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Reverie

Reverie

Reverie was inspired by how I get lost in each painting I create, in my writing and reading, in my imaginings. ...

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Dolphins at the Harbor

Dolphins at the Harbor

Dolphins at the HarborDolphins at the Harbor Dolphins at the Harbor was inspired by the both the dolphins I grew up ...

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A World of Stories

A World of Stories

“A World of Stories” is a beautiful piece, inspired by the world’s romantic destinations, traditions, story telling and ...

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Yellow Light

Yellow Light

Yellow LightYellow Light "Yellow Light" is about the tension between nature's needs and man's increasing urbanization, symbolized by the bird nesting ...

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Meubles de Jardin

Meubles de Jardin

Meubles de Jardin has both an American and Asian influence, in part a nod to gardening being one of the ...

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Oasis

Oasis

Inspired by lovely waterside retreats, peaceful havens from a busy world. Limited Editions available upon request.

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Spa Day

Spa Day

Spa Day I painted Spa Day because I was wishing for a day of pampering relaxation and didn't have time!  I ...

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Music and Roses

Music and Roses

Music and Roses was inspired by my love of music, of writing lyrics, and the irresistible romantic blend of music ...

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A Healing Place

A Healing Place

A Healing Place features a doctor tending to a patient while beautiful, heart warming sunflowers, roses and tulips cheer the ...

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Voting Booth

Voting Booth

Voting Booth Voting Booth Voting Booth was inspired by the election process all United States citizens share.  I wanted to show the ...

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Hummingbird Social

Hummingbird Social

This lively study of hummingbirds is inspired by the magic of hummingbirds in Nicole's garden. To purchase ...

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Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny This artwork honors the Impressionist master Monet and his lovely gardens at Giverny.  I wanted share my view ...

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Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon Summer Afternoon was inspired by the warm, cheery sunny days of Summer.  In this artwork I wanted to give ...

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The WaterFall

The WaterFall

The WaterFall The WaterFall was inspired by the water feature at the West Los Angeles Ghetty Museum gardens.   I visited ...

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"Bon Jour" artwork, which has been successfully licensed onto glass plates, boots, and other items.

Bon Jour

Bon Jour was inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower and cafes of Paris, France.   I wanted this artwork to have ...

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Tea Time

Tea Time

Inspired by the enticing foods Nicole didn’t eat at an afternoon tea, Nicole went home and painted the ...

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Flower Faeries

Flower Faeries

Flower Faeries is perhaps the first work in which I find what I consider to be my artistic nirvana, where my ...

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Beckoning Bay

Beckoning Bay

Inspired by the inlets, bays and waterways and byways and the beautiful flora of New Zealand, "Beckoning Bay" ...

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Gondolier of Venice

Gondolier of Venice

Gondolier of Venice was inspired by the romance of the waterways of Venice, Italy.   The water effects in this artwork ...

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Mission at Santa Barbara

Mission at Santa Barbara

Mission at Santa BarbaraMission at Santa Barbara This artwork was inspired by the jewel of all the California Missions, the Mission ...

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Waiter at the Champs Elysees

Waiter at the Champs Elysees

Waiter at the Champs ElyseesThis lovely artwork was inspired by the famous people-watching, café-lovers paradise along the Champs Elysees in ...

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Flower Celebration

Flower Celebration

Flower Celebration Flower Celebration provides an interesting interplay between soft florals and strong geometric patterns.  I was inspired by the intricate ...

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Le Lac de Reves (Lake of Dreams) by M. Nicole van Dam

Lake of Dreams

  Lake of Dreams This artwork Lake of Dreams is also known as “Le Lac de Reves" and is one of my ...

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Reading on the River Thales

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 ...

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The Letter ‘A’

The Letter 'A'

The Letter 'A' marks the  beginning of my grand quest to create an artwork for every letter of the alphabet.   ...

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Ranch Cosy

Ranch Cosy

Dreams of Friesian horses, Leonberger dogs, orchards, and beautiful summer days on the ranch inspired this lovely painting. ...

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"Sailing" by M. Nicole van Dam

Sailing

Sailing Sailing was inspired by my many happy hours sailing in sunny Newport Beach, California.   I tried to capture what it ...

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"Roses of Conquest" by M. Nicole van Dam

Roses of Conquest

Roses of Conquest This artwork is emotionally a very important piece to me.  It is about conquering life's inevitable challenges, heart ...

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Ginger Pot

Ginger Pot

Inspired by the Dutch love of ginger in Dutch cooking and treats.

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Winter

Winter

Winter Winter is a unique fusion of Asian artistic influences and colorful Autumn leaves and icy hydrangea. Winter was inspired by ...

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Grandma’s Table

Grandma's Table

Grandma's Table was inspired by my many happy hours spent sitting with my Dutch grandmother at her table.  I tried ...

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Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Passion Flower Passion Flower Passion Flower was inspired by some unique tulips that I purchased at the amazing Los Angeles flower ...

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I Love You Mom

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 ...

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Journeys

Journeys

Journeys was inspired by, and created in honor of, my father and his amazing journey from The Netherlands to the ...

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Hearts and Ribbons

Hearts and Ribbons

Hearts and Ribbons is an intricate dance between hearts of all colors formed by colorful ribbons, representing the strands of ...

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Butterfly Woman

Butterfly Woman

Inspired by the metamorphosis of women and their many complex stages in life. All the artwork you ...

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Bumble Bear

Bumble Bear

A happy honey bear and a few honey bees, along with gerbera daisies, charm in this delightful image. ...

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Hummingbirds & Missing Pieces

Hummingbirds & Missing Pieces

Hummingbirds and Missing Pieces was inspired by the beauty of life, while also acknowledging the inevitable choices and losses along our ...

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Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Medley

Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam's own organic vegetable garden, this crop of veggies is ripe to perfection! To ...

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Peace

Peace

Originally inspired during the war in Kosovo, this painting of cherry blossoms tinged in crimson against a bold background ...

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Dance of the Sunflowers

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, ...

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Fancy Fruits

Fancy Fruits

Fancy Fruits was in part inspired by wishful thinking of harvests to come!  The central coastal areas of California offer bounties ...

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Nature’s Kitchen

Nature's Kitchen

True to Nicole's own organic vegetable garden, this artwork has a lucky horse shoe on the grape vine ...

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Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Inspired by Nicole's garden and the happy surprises that Spring brings. All the artwork you see here ...

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Butterfly Beauties

Butterfly Beauties

Butterfly Beauties was inspired by the butterfly shape blossoms of hydrangea and the dancing butterflies of my garden. To purchase fun ...

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Cherry Blossom Trio

Cherry Blossom Trio

Cherry Blossom Trio was inspired by the increasingly rare Western Bluebird.  The California Central Coast has its share of these increasingly ...

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Cats in the Roses

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!  ...

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Honey Bee Happy

Honey Bee Happy

Honey Bee Happy A trio of happy honey bees and dancing gerbera daisies adorn a colorful honey comb of fun.  Honey ...

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Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy was inspired by my wanting to create something with a magical, soft tapestry-like feel.  Flights of Fancy was ...

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Bottle of Dreams

bottle of dreams, 2/21/07, 11:44 AM, 8C, 6456x6924 (103+1131), 112%, chrome 7 stops, 1/30 s, R49.0, G32.4, B60.3

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Country Autumn

Country Autumn

Country Autumn is my way of welcoming the fall season, rich with holidays, with a warm impressionist palette and colorful ...

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Cote d’Azur

Cote d'Azur

“Cote d'Azur” is an artwork across 5 canvases completed in 2015. I wanted to capture a playful, colorful beach scene, ...

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"The Bounty of Grapes" by M. Nicole van Dam

Vino!

Vino! Vino was intended to be a combination of refined and fun.   I wanted to create a lovely artwork for the ...

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Welsh Corgi

"Welsh Corgi" is an endearing black and white line drawing by M. Nicole van Dam, inspired by the wonderful Welsh ...

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"Casper the Cockatoo" by M. Nicole van Dam

Casper the Cockatoo

"Casper the Cockatoo" is a fun black and white line drawing by M. Nicole van Dam, inspired by wonderful Casper ...

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"On the Set" by M. Nicole van Dam

On the Set

This exciting new artwork, created in 2014, has a secret story within a story. When you look at “On the ...

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Art Nouveau Lady

This lovely new artwork, created in 2014, is an elegant blend of the art nouveau and art deco styles with ...

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Collie

Collie

Inspired by the smart, loyal nature of the Collie breed, and by the collie who befriended Nicole when ...

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Golden Retriever Pup

Golden Retriever Pup

Inspired by the jovial playful nature of the Golden Retriever breed. Who can resist a Golden Retriever ...

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Three Friesians

Three Friesians

Inspired by the powerful yet graceful Friesian horses that are Nicole’s favorite of the horse breeds – these ...

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Friesian

Friesian

Inspired by the long maned Friesian horses that are Nicole’s favorite of the horse breeds – these gentle ...

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Inspired by Nicole's German Shepherd and the smart, loyal and attentive nature of the German Shepherd breed. ...

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

All the artwork you see here is available in Limited Edition prints and many household and wearable products, ...

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Flowers and Song

Flowers and Song

Flowers & Song I always wished I could play the piano, and part of this work expresses that longing.  This work ...

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Modern Trinity

Modern Trinity

"Modern Trinity" is one of M. Nicole van Dam's earlier works, evidencing her Impressionist style using acrylic on canvas. ...

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Bottle of Dreams

Bottle of Dreams

If you would like to guess what this artwork is about, email us! We'd love to hear ...

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"Rat Race" by M. Nicole van Dam

The Rat Race

The Rat RaceThe Rat Race "The Rat Race" is about the marathon of life, symbolized by the corporate marathon.  There are ...

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Swan Duet

Swan Duet

Swan Duet Inspired by the lifelong love between swan mates, and the heart created by their profiles when they meet.  I ...

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Young Colt

Young Colt

Inspired by the exuberant, curious, playful innocence of the young colt, fresh as a Spring day. Nicole ...

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Rising Stallion

Rising Stallion

Inspired by the powerful majestic movement of the horse – these gentle giants are beautiful, romantic creatures. All the artwork ...

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Hummingbird Memories

Hummingbird Memories

This lovely artwork includes a barn, apple orchard, humming birds and yes - even a row boat and ...

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"Cello Fantasy" by M. Nicole van Dam

Cello Fantasy

Cello Fantasy Cello Fantasy was inspired by a wonderful cello performance at the symphony, where the cello soloist embraced the cello ...

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Chef at the Farmer's Market

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 ...

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Jaaazzzz

Jaaazzzz

Jaaazzzz Jaaazzzz is my tribute to smokey jazz and blues clubs, where jazz emerged to influence modern music.  I wanted to ...

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Country Rose

Country Rose

Country Rose Country Rose is actually the first work in which I experimented with making my signature a more integral part ...

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Lion’s Paradise

Lion's Paradise

Inspired by the beautiful lions at the Santa Barbara zoo and the romantic images of Africa and its unique flora,  ...

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"Ballet des Fleurs" by M. Nicole van Dam

Ballet des Fleurs

Ballet des Fleurs In Ballet des Fleurs, I had fun juxtaposing graceful ballerinas with morning glories, tulips, roses and other flowers, ...

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It’s Spring

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 ...

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The Water Fountain

The Water Fountain

Water FountainThe Water Fountain The Water Fountain was inspired both by my love of gardens and water features, and by the ...

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Autumn Rose

Autumn Rose

Autumn Rose Autumn Rose was inspired by the elegant, warm beauty of Autumn.   It features an unmistakable style that identifies me ...

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Art Nouveau Lady

Art Nouveau Lady

  Art Nouveau Lady Art Nouveau Lady, created in 2014, was inspired by the lovely works featuring women by Alfonse Mucha and ...

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Contemplating Eve

Contemplating Eve

Contemplating Eve This is actually an artwork I painted of my grandmother - the only grandparent I ever knew.  I wanted ...

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The Jester

The Jester

The Jester was inspired by fun memories of trivia nights at a local hangout, as well as “The Jester” in ...

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Country Cottage

Country Cottage

Inspired by the thatched roof cozy cottages of the English countryside,with their adjacent farms and rose gardens, and ...

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Reverie

Reverie

Reverie was inspired by how I get lost in each painting I create, in my writing and reading, in my imaginings. ...

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Dolphins at the Harbor

Dolphins at the Harbor

Dolphins at the HarborDolphins at the Harbor Dolphins at the Harbor was inspired by the both the dolphins I grew up ...

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A World of Stories

A World of Stories

“A World of Stories” is a beautiful piece, inspired by the world’s romantic destinations, traditions, story telling and ...

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Yellow Light

Yellow Light

Yellow LightYellow Light "Yellow Light" is about the tension between nature's needs and man's increasing urbanization, symbolized by the bird nesting ...

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Meubles de Jardin

Meubles de Jardin

Meubles de Jardin has both an American and Asian influence, in part a nod to gardening being one of the ...

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Oasis

Oasis

Inspired by lovely waterside retreats, peaceful havens from a busy world. Limited Editions available upon request.

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Spa Day

Spa Day

Spa Day I painted Spa Day because I was wishing for a day of pampering relaxation and didn't have time!  I ...

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Music and Roses

Music and Roses

Music and Roses was inspired by my love of music, of writing lyrics, and the irresistible romantic blend of music ...

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A Healing Place

A Healing Place

A Healing Place features a doctor tending to a patient while beautiful, heart warming sunflowers, roses and tulips cheer the ...

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Voting Booth

Voting Booth

Voting Booth Voting Booth Voting Booth was inspired by the election process all United States citizens share.  I wanted to show the ...

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Hummingbird Social

Hummingbird Social

This lively study of hummingbirds is inspired by the magic of hummingbirds in Nicole's garden. To purchase ...

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Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny

Bench at Giverny This artwork honors the Impressionist master Monet and his lovely gardens at Giverny.  I wanted share my view ...

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Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon Summer Afternoon was inspired by the warm, cheery sunny days of Summer.  In this artwork I wanted to give ...

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The WaterFall

The WaterFall

The WaterFall The WaterFall was inspired by the water feature at the West Los Angeles Ghetty Museum gardens.   I visited ...

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"Bon Jour" artwork, which has been successfully licensed onto glass plates, boots, and other items.

Bon Jour

Bon Jour was inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower and cafes of Paris, France.   I wanted this artwork to have ...

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Tea Time

Tea Time

Inspired by the enticing foods Nicole didn’t eat at an afternoon tea, Nicole went home and painted the ...

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Flower Faeries

Flower Faeries

Flower Faeries is perhaps the first work in which I find what I consider to be my artistic nirvana, where my ...

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Beckoning Bay

Beckoning Bay

Inspired by the inlets, bays and waterways and byways and the beautiful flora of New Zealand, "Beckoning Bay" ...

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Gondolier of Venice

Gondolier of Venice

Gondolier of Venice was inspired by the romance of the waterways of Venice, Italy.   The water effects in this artwork ...

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Mission at Santa Barbara

Mission at Santa Barbara

Mission at Santa BarbaraMission at Santa Barbara This artwork was inspired by the jewel of all the California Missions, the Mission ...

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Waiter at the Champs Elysees

Waiter at the Champs Elysees

Waiter at the Champs ElyseesThis lovely artwork was inspired by the famous people-watching, café-lovers paradise along the Champs Elysees in ...

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Flower Celebration

Flower Celebration

Flower Celebration Flower Celebration provides an interesting interplay between soft florals and strong geometric patterns.  I was inspired by the intricate ...

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Le Lac de Reves (Lake of Dreams) by M. Nicole van Dam

Lake of Dreams

  Lake of Dreams This artwork Lake of Dreams is also known as “Le Lac de Reves" and is one of my ...

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Reading on the River Thales

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 ...

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The Letter ‘A’

The Letter 'A'

The Letter 'A' marks the  beginning of my grand quest to create an artwork for every letter of the alphabet.   ...

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Ranch Cosy

Ranch Cosy

Dreams of Friesian horses, Leonberger dogs, orchards, and beautiful summer days on the ranch inspired this lovely painting. ...

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"Sailing" by M. Nicole van Dam

Sailing

Sailing Sailing was inspired by my many happy hours sailing in sunny Newport Beach, California.   I tried to capture what it ...

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"Roses of Conquest" by M. Nicole van Dam

Roses of Conquest

Roses of Conquest This artwork is emotionally a very important piece to me.  It is about conquering life's inevitable challenges, heart ...

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Ginger Pot

Ginger Pot

Inspired by the Dutch love of ginger in Dutch cooking and treats.

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Winter

Winter

Winter Winter is a unique fusion of Asian artistic influences and colorful Autumn leaves and icy hydrangea. Winter was inspired by ...

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Grandma’s Table

Grandma's Table

Grandma's Table was inspired by my many happy hours spent sitting with my Dutch grandmother at her table.  I tried ...

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Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Passion Flower Passion Flower Passion Flower was inspired by some unique tulips that I purchased at the amazing Los Angeles flower ...

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I Love You Mom

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 ...

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Journeys

Journeys

Journeys was inspired by, and created in honor of, my father and his amazing journey from The Netherlands to the ...

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Hearts and Ribbons

Hearts and Ribbons

Hearts and Ribbons is an intricate dance between hearts of all colors formed by colorful ribbons, representing the strands of ...

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Butterfly Woman

Butterfly Woman

Inspired by the metamorphosis of women and their many complex stages in life. All the artwork you ...

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Bumble Bear

Bumble Bear

A happy honey bear and a few honey bees, along with gerbera daisies, charm in this delightful image. ...

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Hummingbirds & Missing Pieces

Hummingbirds & Missing Pieces

Hummingbirds and Missing Pieces was inspired by the beauty of life, while also acknowledging the inevitable choices and losses along our ...

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Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Medley

Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam's own organic vegetable garden, this crop of veggies is ripe to perfection! To ...

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Peace

Peace

Originally inspired during the war in Kosovo, this painting of cherry blossoms tinged in crimson against a bold background ...

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Dance of the Sunflowers

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, ...

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Fancy Fruits

Fancy Fruits

Fancy Fruits was in part inspired by wishful thinking of harvests to come!  The central coastal areas of California offer bounties ...

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Nature’s Kitchen

Nature's Kitchen

True to Nicole's own organic vegetable garden, this artwork has a lucky horse shoe on the grape vine ...

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Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Inspired by Nicole's garden and the happy surprises that Spring brings. All the artwork you see here ...

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Butterfly Beauties

Butterfly Beauties

Butterfly Beauties was inspired by the butterfly shape blossoms of hydrangea and the dancing butterflies of my garden. To purchase fun ...

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Cherry Blossom Trio

Cherry Blossom Trio

Cherry Blossom Trio was inspired by the increasingly rare Western Bluebird.  The California Central Coast has its share of these increasingly ...

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Cats in the Roses

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!  ...

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Honey Bee Happy

Honey Bee Happy

Honey Bee Happy A trio of happy honey bees and dancing gerbera daisies adorn a colorful honey comb of fun.  Honey ...

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Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy was inspired by my wanting to create something with a magical, soft tapestry-like feel.  Flights of Fancy was ...

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Bottle of Dreams

bottle of dreams, 2/21/07, 11:44 AM, 8C, 6456x6924 (103+1131), 112%, chrome 7 stops, 1/30 s, R49.0, G32.4, B60.3

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