How did your career get started?
Nicole White Kennedy, AIS: Following an advertising career in NYC drawing TV storyboards, we decided to move to Raleigh and open a restaurant. I picked up the brush out of necessity to decorate the space and was suddenly inspired. It only took a few surprise sales to launch my art career and even establish a gallery.
How did you develop your unique painting style?
I never knew my style was unique until a renowned instructor told me they could recognize my works. By taking workshops and assimilating new techniques, my works leaned towards colorful impressionism with a narrative flair. My style keeps evolving as I explore creative growth.
How do you describe success?
Getting recognized and juried into national exhibits. One of my first major juried exhibits I caught a lucky break winning an award by a renowned juror, and recently I received an award with NOAPS. Earning Signature Member American Impressionist Society was a huge honor. Being judged by master artists can really boost your confidence, conversely every rejection is an incentive to get back to the easel and try again. Either way I consider it a step towards success.
How do you find inspiration?
Two things: a blank canvas and people watching. Capturing people in a spontaneous moment on canvas… it never gets boring.
To see more of Nicole’s work, visit: www.nicolestudio.com