Nicole Barrette

My art is a reflection of my experiences. As you browse through my gallery you may notice certain common themes. I paint a lot of landscapes; particularly mountains and high alpine places. I have been a rock climber for over ten years and my climbing trips have taken me to some breathtaking locations few have seen. I capture these wild and rugged places through the lens of a camera and then translate the pictures into paintings. Doing so is an attempt to portray the feelings surrounding a climb in a way that photos alone cannot. In this way I feel I am able to better capture the way being in the mountains feels on the canvas.

While I have been creative from a very young age, I am only recently beginning to explore becoming a professional artist and I have been pushing myself to improve my skills and develop my unique artistic style. I have a deep connection to wild places and the land which surrounds me. I grew up on Vancouver Island and currently live in Vancouver, BC. Over the years I have ranged far and wide across the province of BC and have only just barely scratched the surface of the mountains here. Every year I explore a little bit more and continue to find inspiration for my artistic vision.

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