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Barb Nicholson

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Barb Nicholson has been making art since she colored her newly painted bedroom wall with Crayola Crayons in 1970. Her parents were not impressed.

She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Major in Finance and Minor in Economics. She did try an art class when at University, but found it too constrictive.

During a successful career in Residential Real Estate Sales, she joined her husband to form a Real Estate Development and Property Management Company. She has three sons, two daughters in-law, two grandsons and a plethora of four legged friends. Upon becoming an empty nester, Barb delved wholeheartedly back into her love of art making. She has been a full time artist ever since.

Her art has been published on the OWN network, the Brene Brown Gifts of Imperfection e-course, in Somerset Studio and various newspapers. Her original art is in private and corporate collections in the US and Canada. She is the creator of The Art Journal Box. She is a published author in both Mom and Dadpreneurs and a number of Faith Writer anthologies.

Barb hopes you will give yourself permission to make some ugly art, letting go of worry and becoming immersed in the process. She also imagines a world where everyone owns beautiful and inspiring art displayed in their sacred living spaces.



Select the images below to view more of Barb’s work.