Licensing & Commissioned Works

Licensing M. Nicole van Dam® Designs
As you can see by scrolling below, M. Nicole van Dam has licensed her artwork for various uses. Nicole enjoys creating designs specifically tailored to her clients licensing needs, in an effective, timely manner. If you are interested in licensing any of M. Nicole van Dam™ works or having Nicole create a work tailored to your specific licensing needs, please contact Nicole at (805)448-9998 or Email Nicole.

A few of the products made using the artwork of M. Nicole van Dam

Examples of some of the products made by manufacturers licensing M. Nicole van Dam’s Fine Art:

M. Nicole van Dam™ fine art used under license for boots:

Another view of these great boots made using M. Nicole van Dam artworks

Another view of these fun boots based on M. Nicole van Dam artwork

A peek at the detailing of these fun boots (this boot based on M. Nicole van Dam's "Bon Jour" artwork)

An example of Nicole's artwork licensed as and translated into a boot

Here is a video of the “It’s Spring” version of the boot being modeled:

Here is an example of the press given Nicole’s boots at the MovieGuide Awards, and it didn’t bother Nicole one bit to be referred to as a “modern day Monet.”

M. Nicole van Dam Artwork and Boots Honored Backstage Movieguide® Awards Gifting Suite from RealTVfilms on Vimeo.

M. Nicole van Dam™ fine art used under license for Glass Plates
(following are a few examples of the 18 glass plates made to date under this license):
Winter
Winter Glass Plate
Swan Duet
Swan Duet glass plate

Autumn Rose
Autumn Rose glass plate
Sailing
Sailing Glass Plate
Country Rose
Country Rose glass plate
Butterfly Woman
Butterfly Woman glass plate
Cello Fantasy
Cello Fantasy glass plate
It's Spring
It’s Spring glass plate
License of Nicole's Fine Art for Glass Plates
Gondolier of Venice glass plate

More types of Licensed Products:License for Collectible Jars, Design in 3D

License for Collectible Cache Pots/Jars, for which M. Nicole van Dam created wrap-around raised colored designs for two-piece 3-dimensional collectible products, including also naming the product and interior slogans

License for Collectible Jars, Design in 3D

More photos of products created under a License with M. Nicole van Dam for Collectible Cache Pots/Jars, for which M. Nicole van Dam created wrap-around raised colored designs for two-piece 3-dimensional collectible products, including also naming the product and interior slogans:
Honey Bee Happy
Honey Bee Happy Collectible Jar
Season's Sparrow
Season’s Sparrow Collectible Jar
Flutterby Collectible Jar
Flutterby Collectible jar
Nature's Nativity
Nature’s Nativity Collectible Jar

 

Following is an example of how a manufacturer chose to blend Nicole’s poetry together with her art:

Nicole's poem about Hummingbirds was used with Nicole's artwork to make an engaging coaster.

The exact wording of the poem used in the coaster above shows how Nicole is inspired by nature’s wonders. This poem reads:

Hummingbird
Zipping by
Colorful imp prancing in the sky
Playing with the wind
Magically you hover near
and I hear
that 70 beats per second sings
A song through your powerful wings

Every blossum catches your eye
With your long bill you drink nectar as you fly
Playing cupid in life’s pollination scheme
Dancing your merry dance to Nature’s theme.

 

Below is an example of a license for rubber stamps, for which Nicole van Dam created series of black and white engaging, clean designs suitable for rubber stamp manufacturing client

License for Rubber Stamps, Design in Black in White
Following is an example of a tile mural such as those created under the license of Nicole’s Fine Art for large tile wall murals of custom sizes

License of Nicole's Fine Art for large tile wall murals of custom sizes

 

In addition, Nicole’s children’s book story, “Inca Dink, the Great Houndini” as well as her illustrations and narration, have been licensed and digitized and narrated by a well-known BBC personality, Dominic Byrne for use on any iOS 7 device, such as the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. If you search for Inca Dink in the Apple app store you will find it, or you can find it through this link: Inca Dink, The Great Houndini

License of Nicole's Children's Book story,illustrations and narration for digitized, narrated use on any iOS 7 device such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Licensed Products based upon M. Nicole van Dam Artwork Have Earned Excellent Press
Licensed products based upon Nicole’s artwork have earned excellent exposure, including on television (following is a video of the Good Day TV Show on Fox TV that did a segment sharing rain/garden boots based on Nicole’s artwork with their viewers):

Here is an example of the press given Nicole’s boots at the MovieGuide Awards, and it didn’t bother Nicole one bit to be referred to as a “modern day Monet.”

M. Nicole van Dam Artwork and Boots Honored Backstage Movieguide® Awards Gifting Suite from RealTVfilms on Vimeo.

Actress Jen Lilly holding M. Nicole van Dam's Bon Jour boot at the 22d Annual Movie Guide Awards

Actress Jen Lilly holding M. Nicole van Dam's Bon Jour boot at the 22d Annual Movie Guide Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find in the App store: Playful Animated, Narrated version of "Inca Dink" story for any Apple iOS 7 device such as your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch


The breadth and scope of M. Nicole van Dam licenses covers traditional visual works and 3D works, and has included even an iPhone app and narration. The wonderful narrated iPhone, iPad and iPod app version of Nicole’s children’s book, “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” – brilliantly narrated by BBC personality Dominic Byrne – is now for sale at the Apple store and works with any iOS 7 Apple operating system (such as iPhone, iPad and iPod). If you search for Inca Dink in the Apple app store you will find it as an iPhone app (which iPhone App can be downloaded onto any your iOS 7 operating system device, such as your iPad). You can also find this fun APP through this link: Inca Dink, The Great Houndini

Commissioning M. Nicole van Dam Works
If you wish Nicole to create a special work using themes/colors of your choosing, you can also commission Nicole to create a work specifically for you. Nicole has created works tailored to special themes, and has often montaged elements that clients wish to see in the work, regardless of how disparate these elements may at first glance seem. Examples of such works follow, including a program book cover for the Santa Barbara Symphony, which required Nicole to montage an angel, the Statue of Liberty, Sparticus, and flaming violins, among other things! Nicole’s creations make a unique way to commemorate that special occasion or family member/pet.

Nicole has been commissioned to create works, such as the works that follow:

"Of Mice and Music" - a handpainted violin commissioned by The Santa Barbara Symphony

“Of Mice and Music” – above – This work is a handpainted violin commissioned by The Santa Barbara Symphony.

More Examples of Commissioned Works by M. Nicole van Dam:

The Santa Barbara Symphony also used Nicole’s fine art for two seasons on their Symphony Program Books, including commissioning the following cover, using themes of their choosing. For this Santa Barbara Symphony program book cover, Nicole montaged elements that the Symphony chose, which were quite disparate: The Symphony asked Nicole to montage an angel, the Statue of Liberty, Sparticus, and flaming violins, among other things, and the result follows:

Violins of Fire

Below is another Example of a Commissioned Work incorporating Themes Chosen by Nicole’s Client, in this case these themes being a red barn, hummingbirds, a rowboat (see lower right corner), even mixing spoons (upper right corner)! Nicole loves the challenge of combining disparate themes.

Commissioned Work incorporating Themes Chosen by Client

 

Below is another example of disparate themes being montaged by Nicole into a meaningful work for the recipient – can you find the sailboat, windmill and classic car in this artwork?

Journeys artwork, montaging in a sailboat, windmill, even a car!

Nicole makes special arrangements and pricing on these commissioned works depending on the terms of the commission (for example, Nicole might reduce the price of the commission in exchange for Nicole retaining the right to create a Limited Edition of the work/ license the work, etc.).

 


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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_alphabeta.jpg]The Letter 'A'
An ode to the alphabet!
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_butterfly-beauties.jpg]Butterfly Beauties
Hydrangea and butterflies adorn this artwork
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_dance-of-the-sunflowers.jpg]Dance of the Sunflowers
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_hummingbird-social.jpg]Hummingbird Social
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_dolphins-at-the-harbor.jpg]Dolphins at the Harbor
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_a-world-of-stories.jpg]A World of Stories
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cats-in-the-roses.jpg]Cats in the Roses
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_music-and-roses.jpg]Music and Roses
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_fancy-fruits.jpg]Fancy Fruits
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_hearts-and-ribbons.jpg]Hearts and Ribbons
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_oasis.jpg]Oasis
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_hummingbird-memories.jpg]Hummingbirds and Memories
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_butterfly-fantasy.jpg]Butterfly Fantasy
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_ranch-cosy.jpg]Ranch Cosy
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_bumble-bear.jpg]Bumble Bear
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_self-portrait.jpg]Self Portrait
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_spring-flowers.jpg]Spring Flowers
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_winter-village.jpg]Winter VIllage
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_of-mice-and-music.jpg]Of Mice and Music
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_mayfest.jpg]MayFest
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_natures-kitchen.jpg]Nature's Kitchen
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic239.jpg]Ginger Pot
One of M. Nicole van Dam's earlier works on silk.
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic240.jpg]Insert from Ginger Pot
A detail of Ginger Pot.
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_pic283.jpg]Butterfly Woman
This work is Nicole embracing her newfound life and freedoms.
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cosy-love.jpg]Cosy Love
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_young-colt.jpg]Young Colt
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_cherry-blossom-trio.jpg]Cherry Blossom Trio
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_leonberger-on-the-steps.jpg]Leonberger on the Steps
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/wp-content/flagallery/nicolesart/thumbs/thumbs_leonberger-happy-feet.jpg]Happy Feet
Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam's Leonberger dog.
[img src=http://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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://artimagination.hypermart.net/wordpress1/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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