Jessica Nichols

is creating nature-inspired art
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You are a patron of the arts, and helping me to create a beautiful ripple effect.



About Jessica Nichols

My art practice explores the intersection of self-care and creativity by accessing my intuition and expressing it through nature photography and abstract painting. My photography practice is a walking meditation. When I’m feeling negative, I go outside with my camera seeking beauty and light around me. I can always find a sliver of beauty to focus on even though the world can be filled with ugliness and darkness. My painting practice is quite opposite of my digital photography because it incorporates more of my senses: from the smell of pine-scented candles to the special music I only listen to while painting to the way the paint feels going from my hand to canvas.

My work expresses themes of persistence, healing, acceptance, and big-heartedness. There is a collaborative, interdependent relationship between being in nature to settle my thinking mind, documenting light and color with my camera and then drawing upon those feelings and imagery when I’m back inside my painting studio. 

When my collectors tell me that every time they look at my painting in their office or home, they are reminded to take a moment to breathe and take care of themselves, this is evidence to me of a beautiful ripple effect. It is only when I take the time to take care of myself that I can access my intuition and creativity. For that act of self-care to translate into other people through my art is something I believe heals the suffering in the world: one person, one breath at a time.       

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