Artist Biography and Musings

What inspires me? Colour and the world around me!

Nicole is intrigued by the wisdom of nature, animals and her downtown urban neighbourhood.  She has an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Nicole Beaumont was born in Guelph, Ontario, and has resided in Canada’s national capital, Ottawa, Ontario, since 2000. Brought back to the art brush in 2006, Nicole depicts simple yet detailed scenes that gently soothe the spirit, while creating an interaction between the subject and the viewer.

Her full-time apprenticeship at The Looking Glass Studio (1997-2000) was the stepping stone to her life’s journey as a professional artist.  “The old cobblestone studio was an environment where I was able to explore both traditional and modern design in stained and fused glass.  I have transferred many of these techniques into my paintings”.  Nicole’s paintings are contemporary in theme – what she describes as ‘narrative-folk’ – similar to that of a portrait or an element of an Aesop’s fable.  Her canvasses display luminous blends of colour and textures, and are enriched by an array of dots and lines.  Acrylics are her medium of choice, due to the range of colours available, their versatility and the ease in cleaning her brushes and tools.

Ms. Beaumont’s home studio is located in Centretown, and is open to the public during the Centretown Art Tour (Catwalk), or by appointment.  Her paintings are suitable as home and office decor.  Commissions are also available for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions.

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