Rescousse, a non-profit organisation that raises funds to donate to La Fondation de la faune du Québec for the protection of endangered species in the province of Quebec, Canada. www.rescousse.org/qc/ Click "Escousse 2005"
As a side business she started to make animal portraits in 1984. She worked not only with people loving their pets, but also with local veterinarian clinics. She developed a special technique of combining airbrush and colour pencil and accomplished not only an individual likeness, but astounding drawings of animals.
After 7 years in the US, Nicolin moved to Germany and France, taking up new themes like fish and underwater scenes, and reaffirming a style that varies from expressive, realistic, to naïve.
The art of Charlotte Nicolin needs no introduction today. Her reputation and her images speak for themselves. She collects impressions everywhere, and these are transformed into her vibrant and sensational paintings filled with humour and beauty. Her creations often relate to her personal life. Each painting tells a little story or has an emotion, which each of us can relate to and recognize. Characters in her paintings often represent people she knows but even a fleeting encounter sometimes gets a part in one of her settings.
To increase her understanding of the submarine world she also became a keen diver. Learning more about living anatomy and furthering her knowledge of nature, allowed her to create her playful interpretations of the world around her along with striking portraits of the physical universe.
In spite of her increasing professional success, she keeps her feet on the ground and remains very humble and sensitive to the world around her. As an artist she needs to regularly retreat to her own inner world, as well as travel, explore and exchange emotions and knowledge.
From 1991 to 1997 she worked for several years in a lithography workshop in Paris (les impressions d’art E & J Desjobert) and became a talented and accomplished lithographer, working with a number of prominent contemporary artists.
In 1998 she moved to Montreal, Canada where she co-founded Nicolin & Gublin, a dedicated and permanent showcase for her spectacular art. Nicolin & Gublin is a studio and distribution centre for her originals, limited editions and many decorative items bearing her art work.
The artist’s need to explore new media and techniques brought her to sculpt in both stone and wood. In Montreal she started to make unique pieces of furniture as an extension of her paintings. She made chairs and tables in the shape of fish, crabs etc. This got an immense attention by numerous news papers and TV channels, which even further spread reputation of Nicolin’s art.
In 2007 the artist is setting up an additional studio in Paris. She was drawn back to Paris for the unique inspiration it brings her, and to better serve her European clients.
Nicolin also works with several organisations promoting biodiversity, using her images to inform adults and children of the importance of keeping the planet healthy.
Even though she is a very passionate person, she is also extremely demanding in her work, and no painting leaves her studio before she has treated every detail with careful precision.
Nicolin’s work has found its way to numerous art collections worldwide and many private and corporate collectors keep a close watch for her latest work. Some pieces now leave her studio, never having been exhibited to the public.
The image Icebergs was commissioned by Rescousse, a Canadian organization devoted to protecting endangered species and promoting biodiversity. The image represents The Great Awk, a bird that was last seen in 1844.
harlotte Nicolin was born 1958, and raised in Sweden. After getting a solid education in painting, drawing, art history, design and decoration from her native Sweden, Nicolin moved to
the US in 1982 where she developed her unique style, with the creation of a series of sensual oversized macro flower paintings. As her art grew more and more popular, it became highly visible in galleries throughout the US.