Nicole Newsted
San Francisco, California

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!

Artist and Customer Comments

T Kovach 2/14/2016 | 2:00 PM

I enjoy your painting.

Nicole Newsted 11/18/2012 | 2:52 PM

thank you for taking the time to say so. i appreciate it!

jetc7free 10/22/2012 | 7:04 PM

Beautiful pieces. Will check in again.

Pink Pig

Acrylic painting on wood
Signed on back

20" h x 20" w x .5" d
5 lbs. 1 oz.


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A portrait inspired by a plush pig. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.


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