Nicole Dolson

Profile At A Glance

Nicole Dolson works in oil and various drawing mediums with a commitment to working from direct observation.  She is based in Burlington, Ontario where she works on portraiture, still life, landscape and genre paintings.  Nicole also teaches both privately and in small groups.

Exhibitions

  • American Women Artists 2016 Spring Online Juried Show for Associate Members
  • Burlington Fine Arts Association, “Hall of Art” Solo Exhibition, Dec. 2014
  • Joseph D. Carrier Gallery – The New Masters Exhibition – Oct. 2014
  • Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington Fine Arts Association Juried Exhibition 2013, 2014
  • Galleria 814, Toronto – New Masters Exhibition – July, 2014
  • Academy of Realist Art, Toronto – Juried Spring Exhibition and Sale 2014, Dec. Exhibitions 2008 – 2014
  • Art Renewal Centre 2014 Annual Salon Competition – *Finalist award in Still Life Category for “Nindewemaganug”
  • Triffiletti and Szabo Studios Exhibition in conjunction with Pearl Company Art Bus Tours 2009

Associations (* juried membership)

Biography

Nicole Dolson’s love of the arts was primarily focussed on music in her earlier years.  This led her to earn an ARCT and a Mus Bac.  An M.ED was added along the way together with a very rewarding career in music and education.  Her multi-faceted work has included teaching in her music studio and in the public sector, choral direction and vocal direction for young people’s musical theatre.

As a long-time student of art history, Nicole turned her focus to Art in 2000 studying Watercolour with Joan Ng. Seeking to further her studies in fine art, specifically drawing and painting, she then attended the Academy of Realist Art, Toronto of which she is a graduate. Nicole is committed to continuing to expand her approach to painting through personal exploration and learning from artists whose work provides inspiration.

Her eclectic subject choices can often reflect her sense of whimsy and always her personal connection to the message. Whatever the subject, Nicole always looks for that essential quality of light that draws the eye, radiates vitality and inspires awe. For her, art will be a life-long journey, striving to connect with the inspiring energy of our shared creative spirit.

Nicole’s art has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and in the annual Special Still Life Feature of American Art Collector Magazine.  She has received a Finalist award in the Art Renewal Centre 2014 Annual Salon Competition for her Still Life, “Nindewemaganug”.

She is a founding member of The ‘Get Real’ Artists – a group of contemporary realist artists.

Artist’s Statement

“I love to paint portraits, still life, genre and landscape in oil. Commonplace objects or situations that resonate universal meaning and speak of the quality of connectedness draw me in. I am often motivated by either a humorous or a mysterious interpretation of the subject. Whatever the subject, I always look for that essential quality of light that draws the eye, radiates vitality and inspires awe. Art will be a life-long journey, striving to connect with the inspiring energy of our shared creative spirit.”