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3:36 (SOLD) 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

3:36 (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Are We Lost? (SOLD) 16” x 20” Oil On Mounted Linen

Are We Lost? (SOLD)

16” x 20”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Bedtime  18" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Bedtime (SOLD)

24" x 18"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

 

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Breakfast  24” x 18” Oil On Mounted Linen

Breakfast

24” x 18”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Brickyard  12" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Brickyard

12" x 24"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Cataracts (SOLD) 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

Cataracts (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Clearing 10” x 10” (12” x 12” Framed) Etching

Clearing

10” x 10” (12” x 12” Framed)

Etching

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Come Watch With Me 18” x 22” (20” x 24” Framed) Five-plate Etching

Come Watch With Me

18” x 22” (20” x 24” Framed)

Five-plate Etching

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Effigy  9" x 11"  Three-Plate Aquatint

Effigy

9" x 11"

Three-Plate Aquatint

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Far From Home 10” x 16” (12” x 18” Framed) Etching

Far From Home

10” x 16” (12” x 18” Framed)

Etching

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Food Is Still Hot 8” x 6” Oil On Mounted Linen

Food Is Still Hot

8” x 6”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Ghost Stories 11” x 13” (13” x 15” Framed) Two-plate Etching

Ghost Stories

11” x 13”

Two-plate Etching

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Give Me A Place To Be 12” x 12” Oil On Mounted Linen

Give Me A Place To Be

12” x 12”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Have A Nice Day  15" x 17"  Aquatint

Have A Nice Day

15" x 17"

Aquatint

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Here, Half A World Away (SOLD) 44” x 44” (Arch) Oil On Panel

Here, Half A World Away (SOLD)

44” x 44” (Arch)

Oil On Panel

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Hideaway 32” x 28” (34” x 30” Framed) Etching

Hideaway

32” x 28” (34” x 30” Framed)

Etching

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Igloo  24” x 30” Oil On Mounted Linen

Igloo

24” x 30”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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It Was Only A Dream 48” x 40” Oil On Panel

It Was Only A Dream

48” x 40”

Oil On Panel

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It’s Getting Late (SOLD) 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

It’s Getting Late (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Little Boxes  10" x 10"  Four-Plate Aquatint

Little Boxes

10" x 10"

Four-Plate Aquatint

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Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)  24" x 36"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

24" x 36"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Neighborhood Watch (SOLD) 48” Diameter Oil On Mounted Linen

Neighborhood Watch (SOLD)

48” Diameter

Oil On Mounted Linen

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New Year’s Day 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

New Year’s Day

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Old Blues 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

Old Blues (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Purple Fugue (SOLD) 30” x 30” Oil On Mounted Linen

Purple Fugue (SOLD)

30” x 30”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Red (SOLD) 22” Diameter Oil On Panel

Red (SOLD)

22” Diameter

Oil On Panel

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Red Sun  12" x 12"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Red Sun (SOLD)

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Salt And Shadow 44” x 44” (Arch) Oil On Panel

Salt And Shadow

44” x 44” (Arch)

Oil On Panel

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Schoolyard  18" x 18”  Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Schoolyard

18" x 18”

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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Shampoo 12” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

Shampoo

12” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Skaftafell, 36" x 36", Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

Skaftafell (SOLD)

36" x 36"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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Snowdrift 10” x 8” Oil On Mounted Linen

Snowdrift

10” x 8”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Stardust (SOLD) 12” x 12” Oil On Mounted Linen

Stardust (SOLD)

12” x 12”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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The Pool Party  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

The Pool Party (SOLD)

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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The Sentinels (SOLD) 30” Diameter Oil On Mounted Linen

The Sentinels (SOLD)

30” Diameter

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Thicket  11" x 11"  Mezzotint

Thicket

11" x 11"

Mezzotint

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Three Dog Night  16" x 16"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Three Dog Night

16" x 16"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Worried Shoes 12” x 12” Oil On Mounted Linen

Worried Shoes

12” x 12”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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3:36 (SOLD) 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

3:36 (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

Are We Lost? (SOLD) 16” x 20” Oil On Mounted Linen

Are We Lost? (SOLD)

16” x 20”

Oil On Mounted Linen

Bedtime  18" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Bedtime (SOLD)

24" x 18"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

 

Breakfast  24” x 18” Oil On Mounted Linen

Breakfast

24” x 18”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Brickyard  12" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Brickyard

12" x 24"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Cataracts (SOLD) 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

Cataracts (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

Clearing 10” x 10” (12” x 12” Framed) Etching

Clearing

10” x 10” (12” x 12” Framed)

Etching

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Come Watch With Me 18” x 22” (20” x 24” Framed) Five-plate Etching

Come Watch With Me

18” x 22” (20” x 24” Framed)

Five-plate Etching

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Effigy  9" x 11"  Three-Plate Aquatint

Effigy

9" x 11"

Three-Plate Aquatint

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Far From Home 10” x 16” (12” x 18” Framed) Etching

Far From Home

10” x 16” (12” x 18” Framed)

Etching

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Food Is Still Hot 8” x 6” Oil On Mounted Linen

Food Is Still Hot

8” x 6”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Ghost Stories 11” x 13” (13” x 15” Framed) Two-plate Etching

Ghost Stories

11” x 13”

Two-plate Etching

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Give Me A Place To Be 12” x 12” Oil On Mounted Linen

Give Me A Place To Be

12” x 12”

Oil On Mounted Linen

Have A Nice Day  15" x 17"  Aquatint

Have A Nice Day

15" x 17"

Aquatint

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Here, Half A World Away (SOLD) 44” x 44” (Arch) Oil On Panel

Here, Half A World Away (SOLD)

44” x 44” (Arch)

Oil On Panel

Hideaway 32” x 28” (34” x 30” Framed) Etching

Hideaway

32” x 28” (34” x 30” Framed)

Etching

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Igloo  24” x 30” Oil On Mounted Linen

Igloo

24” x 30”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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It Was Only A Dream 48” x 40” Oil On Panel

It Was Only A Dream

48” x 40”

Oil On Panel

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It’s Getting Late (SOLD) 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

It’s Getting Late (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

Little Boxes  10" x 10"  Four-Plate Aquatint

Little Boxes

10" x 10"

Four-Plate Aquatint

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Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)  24" x 36"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

24" x 36"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Neighborhood Watch (SOLD) 48” Diameter Oil On Mounted Linen

Neighborhood Watch (SOLD)

48” Diameter

Oil On Mounted Linen

New Year’s Day 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

New Year’s Day

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Old Blues 16” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

Old Blues (SOLD)

16” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

Purple Fugue (SOLD) 30” x 30” Oil On Mounted Linen

Purple Fugue (SOLD)

30” x 30”

Oil On Mounted Linen

Red (SOLD) 22” Diameter Oil On Panel

Red (SOLD)

22” Diameter

Oil On Panel

Red Sun  12" x 12"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Red Sun (SOLD)

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Salt And Shadow 44” x 44” (Arch) Oil On Panel

Salt And Shadow

44” x 44” (Arch)

Oil On Panel

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Schoolyard  18" x 18”  Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Schoolyard

18" x 18”

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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Shampoo 12” x 16” Oil On Mounted Linen

Shampoo

12” x 16”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Skaftafell, 36" x 36", Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

Skaftafell (SOLD)

36" x 36"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

Snowdrift 10” x 8” Oil On Mounted Linen

Snowdrift

10” x 8”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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Stardust (SOLD) 12” x 12” Oil On Mounted Linen

Stardust (SOLD)

12” x 12”

Oil On Mounted Linen

The Pool Party  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

The Pool Party (SOLD)

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

The Sentinels (SOLD) 30” Diameter Oil On Mounted Linen

The Sentinels (SOLD)

30” Diameter

Oil On Mounted Linen

Thicket  11" x 11"  Mezzotint

Thicket

11" x 11"

Mezzotint

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Three Dog Night  16" x 16"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Three Dog Night

16" x 16"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Worried Shoes 12” x 12” Oil On Mounted Linen

Worried Shoes

12” x 12”

Oil On Mounted Linen

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"Color, light, and the 'flavor' of a moment are always at the core of my artistic practice, and I’m most attracted to the odd and quiet moments of everyday life in a world that is large and loud."

- Nicole Parker

Nicole Parker - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Wee Hours, 24" x 24", Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

My work is an investigation of my past as it relates to my present, a memoir in the form of narrative and representational oil paintings and prints.  In particular, my imagery is symbolic and revolves around the themes of memory, self and home. 

 

Though memory is unreliable and ever-evolving by nature, I believe my reality is shaped by what I remember.  Many of my own memories appear to me in highly detailed yet incomplete fragments, and these are the truest and most lucid representations of myself and my reality that I can present. 

 

In the studio I work from memory and observation in tandem, usually preferring to step away from direct visual references as much as possible.  Color, light, and the “flavor” of a moment are always at the core of my artistic practice, and I’m most attracted to the odd and quiet moments of everyday life in a world that is large and loud.  To me, my images reflect my own eclectic upbringing and the resulting sense of “between-ness”, or liminality, that manifests itself in my personal and artistic life, of feeling nowhere and everywhere at once.

My most recent body of work explores the idea of liminality, of being suspended between or on both sides of a threshold, place, idea, or category.  Many feelings come along with this state of being, including uncertainty, displacement and isolation, but also autonomy and peace.  These ideas appear as pictures of places and things, where two or more different (and often conflicting) light or color worlds can be viewed from one vantage point.

 

Nicole Parker - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Each A Glimpse And Gone Forever, 48" x 55", Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Nicole Parker - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

We See Them At Night, 12" x 12", Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Nicole Parker is a representational fine artist specializing in oil paintings and copper plate prints, and is currently based in Maryland.  She received her BFA and Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in 2018.  During her time at PAFA, she was a recipient of the Richard C. Von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship, which allowed her a month of travel in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Iceland to explore individual artistic pursuits of her choosing. 

 

In 2018, After graduating and completing her overseas travel, she had her first large solo exhibition at the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College in Maryland, where she previously studied during high school. 

 

Nicole has also enjoyed making work and learning from other artists at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland, where she was previously an Artist in Residence, and is now a Printmaking Associate.  She has exhibited her paintings and prints in numerous group exhibitions along the East Coast, including in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York.  She currently lives and practices in Maryland with her partner and their animals, a cat and a rat.

Nicole Parker - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Skaftafell, 36" x 36", Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel