"I am currently working with Nicole and she is very professional and talented. I am writing a children's book with lots of pictures. Nicole is great at creating my vision along with adapting to changes if needed. You cannot go wrong working with her"
Client, Carolyn Bushmaker
"You must be a deeply contented woman. Your paintings and drawings always have a calming effect on me"
Cindy Rutstein, via Facebook
"You made this whole project thus far pleasurable and you were a bright spot in our quest to get this book out"
Clients, Pamela Curtis Franklin and Ronald A. Walker
"I think you have a gift of feeling people. The sketches I saw inspire me"
Client, Shieko Nagawo
Nicole was lucky enough to grow up with parents who always supported her love of creating, whether it was painting a mural on the walls of her bedroom or building in her father's workshop. She also spent many hours looking through children's books in her mother's children's book store where she disappeared into the many adventures she read.
After graduating from University of Illinois, working as an Architect, and then as an Art Director in a Seattle Gallery, she finally returned to her long love of books and her natural inclination toward illustrative styled work.
Today, Nicole works full time in her creekside studio Illustrating for clients and teaching art around the world. She loves to combine flowing lines and composition with vibrant yet soft color to bring life, emotion and character out. She strives for excellent service, an open mind, and completing projects on-time every time.
In her personal time, she enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest with the company of her husband, 3 sweet kids and the wide variety of pets they love, including 1 dog, 2 cats, 3 lizards, 3 frogs, 1 turtle, 2 goats, 5 chickens, Indoor fish, aquaponic fish, 1 snake, and two guinea pigs! Every one of them provide a lot of inspiration and models for Art!
Nicole is an Active member of SCBWI and the Woodinville Arts Alliance, is an award winning Artist, and works to bring more art and creative opportunities to enrich her own community as well as others.
"Creating art keeps your mind and hands busy, so your heart can flow"