Nicole Gustafsson is the creator behind Nimasprout. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based projects for Gallery 1988, Gallery Nucleus and more. Nicole’s artwork is available at select galleries around the country and online.
Nicole grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska and spent her much of her time playing in the park across the street from her home. Her interest in wildlife and trees grew into a live long passion of the natural world and continues to be a theme in her artwork. In 2007 she graduated from Hastings College, Hastings, NE with a BFA. In 2013, Nicole and her husband relocated to the Pacific Northwest. These days Nicole enjoy’s balancing her painting career with reading, camping, dungeons and dragons, and playing with her cats and dogs.
“The best way I have found to promote my work is through the Internet. I started a blog when I was in college, and more recently I started a Facebook fanpage and Twitter account. Blogging has been really great for tracking my work and events in my life. I like looking back a year ago and remembering what I did and where I was. Twitter and Facebook have been really beneficial to connecting with others, where as people may be shy to post on my blog. When I update Twitter or post new projects to Facebook, minutes later I can have comments and reactions to my work. I have found it very supportive and encouraging.” – Nicole Gustafsson (Handmadeology)