Artist Statement

Nicole Sanderson Biography

 

 

Nicole is a Zimbabwean born artist. She grew up on a tobacco farm where she nurtured her talent and developed her artistic skills from a very young age, later completing her degree in Fine Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, USA in 2006. 

Thereafter Nicole lived and worked in New York gaining valuable experience in the art world. Since then, she has travelled extensively also spent a great deal of time painting in the South of France, China, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

 

Her primary choice of medium is oil on canvas. Inspired by her natural surroundings in Zimbabwe birds, flora and fauna have become Nicole's predominant choice of subject matter with emphasis of flight, movement, pattern and  colour. She works on large canvases with where she uses a delicate balance of bold colour and intense detail resulting in striking contemporary images.

 

When not working between her make shift bush studio's, Nicole works from her studio in beautiful Victoria Falls where she now resides with her husband and 4 year old daughter. As well as using her talent as a form of therapy and encouraging others to do the same. her dream is to share the natural beauty of what Africa and in particular Zimbabwe has to offer with the world through her artwork.

 



 

“THE MASTER IN THE ART OF LIVING draws no distinction between work and play, labor and leisure, mind and body, education and recreation. Simply pursue your vision of excellence through whatever you are doing! Leave others to determine whether you are working or playing! To yourself, it always feels that you are doing both!!” (Abraham Hicks Publications)