This work is painted on the sides and arrives ready to hang or frame. While painting this still life, I kept smelling the scent of oranges, (no surprise there) but I was so immersed in the act of painting that I kept thinking it was my painted oranges that were smelling so good.
Nicole Newsted’s art celebrates the everyday objects that bring joy into our lives. “I create work for my inner child,” she explains. Through thick, strong brushstrokes she also explores the visceral qualities of paint. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and a bunny named George Jones. Her two dogs also keep her company while she does yoga. Fun fact: she usually keeps her confection and candy models around for a while. She’s learned that donuts with the most preservatives hold their shape the longest and that jelly beans turn white if left in the sun too long!