I would say that I have always been an artist. As a young child I loved artwork, especially the very realistic works. As an adult I obsess over what to do next. It is such an exciting journey! I have SO many great images in my head! If only there were a few hundred hours in the day to complete them all.
I typically work in acrylic paint on canvas. I do many, many thin layers of paint to achieve the desired look. On average my paintings take 20 to 60 hours to complete, but it is enjoyable “work” and I often lose track of the time.
I think that great artwork is one which inspires emotion. I love to see people’s reactions to my work! I am so happy to be able to share my passion with those around me, and am grateful to all the wonderful artists past and present that shape my world.
Nicole Vanover’s collection at Stravitz Art Gallery