This piece was inspired by a surprise garden, planted for me by my friends, during a tough time in my life. The cacti garden is positioned right outside my studio and makes me smile every day. 

This piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Nicole Newsted

Flowering Cactus

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 18" w x .5" d
7 lbs. 1 oz.



Nicole Newsted
San Francisco, California

Getting to Know Nicole

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!