NichollePaints

A Brush With Whimsy

Washington, United States · 7 Sales

NichollePaints

A Brush With Whimsy

Washington, United States 7 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2)

Announcement   Hi - we are a teeny company of two sisters, so each item we make is truly one-of-a-kind. We draw, wood-burn, and hand-paint each of our items, taking inspiration from nature, cooking, philosophy, games, and whatever makes us laugh. We love to do special orders too, so let us know if you have designs or colors you'd like us to work with.

Thank you for taking a look at our work - we look forward to hearing from you!
Nicholle & Kathie Flood

ps: We will ship anywhere in the world, but haven't figured out how to say "um, we'll figure it out" in the Shipping Options yet. :) We will also do deliveries anywhere in the Greater Seattle area.

Announcement

Hi - we are a teeny company of two sisters, so each item we make is truly one-of-a-kind. We draw, wood-burn, and hand-paint each of our items, taking inspiration from nature, cooking, philosophy, games, and whatever makes us laugh. We love to do special orders too, so let us know if you have designs or colors you'd like us to work with.

Thank you for taking a look at our work - we look forward to hearing from you!
Nicholle & Kathie Flood

ps: We will ship anywhere in the world, but haven't figured out how to say "um, we'll figure it out" in the Shipping Options yet. :) We will also do deliveries anywhere in the Greater Seattle area.

Nicholle Flood

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Nicholle Flood

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2)
espo17

espo17 on Jun 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what i was expecting and I just love it!! Thank you!

About

My Backstory

I grew up on a wooded acreage outside the town of Carlisle, Iowa (pop. 3400) with my parents, two sisters, dogs, cats, horses, and wandering ducks and geese. As a child, I began dabbling in arts, crafts, and cooking to avoid the Midwest's sweltering heat and icy winters. When the weather was nice, I spent a lot of time playing outside, observing bugs and animals. When the weather was nasty, I played countless hours of board and card games with my family and friends. My passions for nature, food, and fun still inspire my art.

I spent a semester of college studying fabric dying, soft sculpture, and art history in Florence, Italy, which reinforced my love of bright colors, unusual textures, and exotic cuisine. My senior project "Verdura Familia" was a collection of giant stuffed fabric vegetables and vines.

After graduating with a Fine Arts BA from Simpson College (Indianola IA), I worked as a painter and designer for Sticks, Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. Since going out on my own, I have specialized in custom furniture and mural painting. I moved to Washington State in 2001, after spending many vacations there visiting family while growing up. I love experimenting with my favorite Northwest themes, such as coffee, mountains, and marine life, in my art. I now split my time between Washington and Iowa.

I draft my designs in sketch books before drawing on furniture or walls. I wood-burn the furniture designs before painting, which is done in acrylics and followed with several coats of polyeurathane or polycrylic for durability. I like to design my own furniture, but I also use ready-made, depending on the preferences and budgets of my clients. I rely on master wood-workers in Iowa and Washington state for most of the pieces I don't build myself, such as jewelry boxes and mirrors. My sister Kathie helps out with occasional drawing, wood-burning, sanding, polyeurathane/polycrylic application, and gallery deliveries.

We are a company of two, so each piece is truly one-of-a-kind!

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Shop members
  • Nicholle Flood

    Owner, Creator

    I combine my love of colors, nature, food, and games in my art. I love to laugh!

  • Kathie Flood

    Assistant

    My sister Kathie helps with grunt work and nagging.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 24, 2015
Hi! We like bright colors, laughing, and good food!

Thank you! Nicholle & Kathie

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Payment
We accept Paypal and money orders.
Shipping
We will ship via USPS, UPS, or FedEx, depending on your location and the insurance required. All items will be shipped to you within 15 days of sale.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available.