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

We See Them At Night (SOLD)

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen-Mounted 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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Untitled 2  18" x 18”  Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Untitled (SOLD)

18" x 18”

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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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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Time Of No Reply  12" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Time Of No Reply (SOLD)

12" x 24"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Nighttime Drive  24" x 24”  Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Nighttime Drive (SOLD)

24" x 24”

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

Wee Hours (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

 

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The Pink Room  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

The Pink Room (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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E Train, 24" x 30", Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

E Train (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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Little Boxes, 24" x 36", Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

Little Boxes (SOLD)

24" x 36"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

Skaftafell (SOLD)

36" x 36"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

Each A Glimpse And Gone Forever (SOLD)

48" x 55"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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Effigy  9" x 11"  Three-Plate Aquatint

Effigy

9" x 11"

Three-Plate Aquatint

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Have A Nice Day  15" x 17"  Aquatint

Have A Nice Day

15" x 17"

Aquatint

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Little Boxes  10" x 10"  Four-Plate Aquatint

Little Boxes

10" x 10"

Four-Plate Aquatint

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Thicket  11" x 11"  Mezzotint

Thicket

11" x 11"

Mezzotint

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

We See Them At Night (SOLD)

12" x 12"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

Schoolyard

18" x 18”

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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Untitled 2  18" x 18”  Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Untitled (SOLD)

18" x 18”

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

Brickyard

12" x 24"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

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Time Of No Reply  12" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Time Of No Reply (SOLD)

12" x 24"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

Nighttime Drive  24" x 24”  Oil On Linen, Mounted Panel

Nighttime Drive (SOLD)

24" x 24”

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

Wee Hours (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

 

The Pink Room  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

The Pink Room (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Panel

E Train, 24" x 30", Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

E Train (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

Little Boxes, 24" x 36", Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

Little Boxes (SOLD)

24" x 36"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

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

Skaftafell (SOLD)

36" x 36"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

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

Each A Glimpse And Gone Forever (SOLD)

48" x 55"

Oil On Linen-Mounted Panel

Effigy  9" x 11"  Three-Plate Aquatint

Effigy

9" x 11"

Three-Plate Aquatint

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Have A Nice Day  15" x 17"  Aquatint

Have A Nice Day

15" x 17"

Aquatint

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Little Boxes  10" x 10"  Four-Plate Aquatint

Little Boxes

10" x 10"

Four-Plate Aquatint

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Thicket  11" x 11"  Mezzotint

Thicket

11" x 11"

Mezzotint

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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

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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.

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

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