Colette Wirz Nauke
New York, New York

Colette Wirz Nauke gathers inspiration from her surroundings and memories and fuses them with her imagination. She has been greatly influenced by Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, especially techniques used by Monet, Cezanne and Bonnard. She tries to use similar approaches in her own work. Colette spends her summer traveling throughout the US and abroad in search of her next muse. When she's not painting, she enjoys visiting art museums and going to parks in search of cherry blossoms in bloom. She currently lives in New York.

Artist and Customer Comments

commentsBird Series II
krnhersh 11/11/2014 | 5:18 AM

love it!!!!!! hi k

Colette Wirz Nauke 8/22/2014 | 3:26 PM

Thanks so much my dear sweet friend.I will always treasure our friendship Xoxoxo forever

commentsThe Key to My Heart
krnhersh 8/22/2014 | 8:32 AM

hi love- this is beautiful!!! soft,motion,colors-its wonderful!!!! love, karen

Colette Wirz Nauke 6/3/2014 | 1:41 PM

Hi Karen Thanks so much for your wonderful and kind comments! Miss you! xoxoxo

Colette Wirz Nauke 6/3/2014 | 1:40 PM

Hi Karen Thanks so much for your wonderful and kind comments! Miss you! xoxoxo

krnhersh 5/26/2014 | 5:10 PM

hello love- your cherry blossoms r beautiful!!!!!wonderful collection of work...and to think, I knew u when-lol-love 2 u, K

Colette Wirz Nauke 11/23/2013 | 12:20 PM

Thank you Karen , you are truly kind!!! Your the best!!!!

krnhersh 11/21/2013 | 1:40 PM

hi- I love your dream house- looks so cozy! great paintings!! love,k

krnhersh 11/15/2013 | 3:34 PM

really beautiful work-!!!!! u can tell u have been working a great deal.. just wonderful paintings..i love them.....! love, karen

Colette Wirz Nauke 11/12/2013 | 5:29 PM

Hi Karen , Thank you so much for your kind comment .Always appreciated!!!!!!!!I hope all is well xoxoxoxo

commentsStudy Of A Woman
krnhersh 11/12/2013 | 2:19 PM

Colette, this is beautiful!!! and different from the other paintings I have seen-but I love your work...beautiful-love k

M Van Lieshout 7/19/2013 | 4:03 PM

I love The Open Doorway. If you ever have a similar piece listed, send me an email. Thanks! Mary

Colette Wirz Nauke 5/9/2013 | 6:28 PM

Hi C Parker I would love to paint a larger version of this particular painting. Thanks so much for your kind words. Please contact Ugallery for further details..... Warmest Regards Colette

commentsThe Sun & Tropical Cherry Blossoms
C Parker 5/9/2013 | 6:21 PM

Hi Collette I love this painting. Do you think you could paint it in a larger size - 30 wide by 40 tall? Or a size close to that to keep the proportion the same?

Colette Wirz Nauke 3/20/2013 | 8:46 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comment C Sage It is much appreciated!

commentsFlowers study Vi
C Sage 3/20/2013 | 8:07 PM

Extraordinary feel to this work, love it...

Colette Wirz Nauke 1/1/2013 | 1:58 PM

Happy New Year to you too!!! much love...wishing you all the best

krnhersh 1/1/2013 | 1:53 PM

happy new year love- love your study on flowers- colors are loving love u me

krnhersh 11/27/2012 | 12:44 PM

these are beautiful! u have been very busy... what about your birds??? love to you... k

Colette Wirz Nauke 11/12/2012 | 5:57 PM

Karen, How are you my dear? Great to hear from you!!!!!!!! Warmest Regards Colette

Colette Wirz Nauke 11/12/2012 | 5:56 PM

Karen, How are you my dear? Great to hear from you!!!!!!!! Warmest Regards Colette

commentsPensive Woman
krnhersh 11/12/2012 | 5:32 PM

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! when i saw your name i just had to stop by and say hello- karen- remember me?

Colette Wirz Nauke 9/8/2012 | 10:06 AM

You can also view my paintings at my personal blog:

Colette Wirz Nauke 9/8/2012 | 10:03 AM

You can also view my paintings at my personal blog:

Colette Wirz Nauke 7/22/2012 | 9:52 AM

Hi C Parker, Thank you so much for your kind comment and your interest in Tropical Cherry Blossom If you would like I could send you a picture of this piece displayed vertically I also would be happy to paint a larger version of this painting. Best Wishes Colette

commentsSilver Tropical Cherry Blossom
C Parker 7/21/2012 | 11:24 PM

I love the Silver Tropical Cherry Blossom, what would you think if I hung the painting vertically? Or would you be interested in doing a larger version of this painting?

Colette Wirz Nauke 4/27/2011 | 6:07 PM

Dear S Watson, Thank you so much for purchasing my artwork!!! I am so happy that you like your painting!!!! All My Best Colette

commentsWinter, Spring And Fall
S Watson purchased this artwork. 4/27/2011 | 3:17 PM

Pride of place above our fireplace! we love it.

Colette Wirz Nauke 6/18/2010 | 4:03 PM

Colette Wirz will be having a solo art show in NYC Please contact Colette if interested in attending

Colette Wirz Nauke 2/19/2010 | 3:24 PM

Hi Gail I am so happy that you like your painting. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks again Best Colette

G Miller 2/18/2010 | 12:58 AM

Hi Colette, We received your painting and love it. I will be contacting you about the commissioned works. Thanks, Gail

Colette Wirz Nauke 1/27/2010 | 3:59 PM

Hi Gail. Thank you so much for purchasing my painting and liking my works. I would be very interested in creating commissioned works. Please contact UGALLERY so we can communicate about possible commissioned paintings. Thanks again Warmest Regards Colette

G Miller 1/27/2010 | 12:16 AM

Hi Collette. I love your work. I want the purple and blue tree painting. I am going to try to submit a purchase on it. I might be interested in having you do some commissioned paintings to go in the same room. Thanks Gail Miller

Ali 11/20/2008 | 11:39 AM

Hi Colette, I'm so happy that you're working on a Cherry Blossom series. I am very interested in seeing them! I loved your last Cherry Blossom painting. It was stunningly beautiful. I do not have a particular size of painting in mind. Sincerely, Ali

Colette Wirz Nauke 11/20/2008 | 2:18 AM

Dear Ali, Thanks so much for your kind words. Unfortunately, I sold the '' Cherry Blossom'' painting. However, I am working on a Cherry Blossom series. I will post the paintings as soon as I have finished, Let me know if you are interested in a specific commission of the Cherry Blossom piece and if you have a particular size of painting in mind. Thanks again for all your support. Colette

Ali 11/19/2008 | 9:24 PM

I absolutely love your work! It is beautiful. I am interested in your "Cherry Blossoms" that still for sale? Thank you.

Red Blossoms

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