I am a visual artist specializing in pen stippling as well as digital collage but I also enjoy painting and pencil drawing. My favorite thing about being an artist is being able to express myself visually. I use my art to cryptically express my fears, hopes, dreams, goals and opinions. I consider my art to be visual poems. A lot of my work is meant to tell a story and I enjoy taking even the most morbid tale and adding strength and hope to it through color. My art is along the lines of surrealism and is often inspired by music as well as growth, resulting in depictions of lush and wild plant-life.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nicole Van Dyken, is a mother of 4 children including twin boys. With her husband, they live in Chicago, Illinois. After a career in Human Resources, Nicole made the decision to become a stay at home mom. This allowed her to rekindle her passion for art. Nicole has now committed to dedicating more time into her passion and making it more than just a hobby. In 2018 she achieved her goal of being accepted as an exhibitor at ArtPrize, a 19 day international art competition in Grand Rapids MI, which was great in getting her name out as an emerging artist. Nicole is now a 3-time ArtPrize exhibiting artist. She enjoys using a wide variety of mediums including pen, acrylic paints, pastels, pencils and even digital applications. Nicole’s artwork is along the lines of surrealism and is often inspired by music.
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