Nicolette Toussaint is a painterly realist who works in oils, watercolor and drawing media.
A Colorado native, Toussaint’s frequent subjects include wildlife, animals, and Rocky Mountain scenes.
Toussaint holds a Masters in Design from IIT and also graduated from CU Boulder with degrees in English and Journalism. During that time, she also completed a minor in art history, becoming aware of the Sante Fe School of Indian Art, and growing to admire the work of Allan Houser and Quincy Tahoma. She counts them, along with classic Japanese Ukiyo-E printmakers, as influences on her work.
Nicolette lives in Carbondale, Colorado, and in addition to painting, writes local columns for the Sopris Sun and the Post Independent newspapers.
Toussaint’s work has been widely exhibited in the Roaring Fork Valley, including at Carbondale’s Third Street Center, the Aspen Chapel Gallery and the R2 Gallery of Carbondale Arts at the Launchpad.