Nicole CaulfieldStill-life and portrait artist Nicole Caulfield’s work is shown regularly in New England galleries and has been shown nationally and internationally in shows such as the Catharine Lorillard Show and Salmagundi Show in NYC, the Guild of Realism Show in Scottsdale Arizona, and the UKCPS Show in Nottingham England where she won first prize in 2007. Nicole teaches her unique colored pencil techniques nationally and locally in NH.

Artist’s Statement: I am drawn to realism and the subjects I render for many reasons, but I always come back to the beauty of the ordinary, and the challenge of the rendering. The beauty of ordinary objects lit perfectly sitting on a table, the light hitting a child’s eyes so that sparkle comes through, the light bouncing around the inside of a box, these ordinary, yet spectacular moments, inspire me to create a piece of artwork. Then there is the challenge of creating the piece. I wish everyone who looked at my work could experience the joy I have in creating it: from the sweet anxiety of the very first pencil stroke, to the exciting point in which the image starts to become 3-D, and finally the bittersweet conclusion of that last stroke. If they could feel that, then they would understand me.

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