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Hey there! I'm Nicole!

Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Nicole Simmons is a self-taught artist who began painting in 2014. Her work primarily explores concepts of authenticity vs. potentiality—the pursuit of exploring the beauty and truth of lived experiences versus the potential that those moments hold. Her art ranges from the soft and soothing to the bold and lively and is a reflection of her lived experience in any given moment.

Exhibiting her work since 2021, she has participated in various shows, including those with the Art Association of Harrisburg and HIVE Artspace. A significant moment in her career was holding a solo exhibition at Wheel of Light Studio in 2022. Most recently her work has been selected to be featured in the 10th issue of the quarterly magazine Circle Magazine.


These experiences have not only helped her grow as an artist but also allowed her to connect with others through my art.

She is currently one of several artists represented by Farwell Gallery in McFarland, WI and Wheel of Light Studio in Halifax, PA.

When she’s not painting, Nicole enjoys traveling, hiking, reading fantasy novels, spending time with her husband Isaac, and doting her two adorable cats, Sylvester and Tibbers—all of which serve as inspiration for her artwork.

Artist's Statement:

My art is a celebration of authenticity. I weave landscapes, portraits, and abstracts into narratives that speak to the heart, inviting a conversation between the viewer and the canvas. Here, art is not just seen—it's felt. It's a window into the depths of our emotions, a mirror reflecting our deepest truths. I create not just to express, but to connect, to spark a dialogue with the world about the beauty and complexity of being truly alive.

Artist Representation:

Farwell Gallery, McFarland, WI

Wheel of Light Studio, Halifax, PA


December 2023, Circle Magazine, Issue 10


2023, "Year End Art Extravaganza", KBM Art Gallery, Virtual exhibition

2022, "Faces 2022", International Juried Painting Competition, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale AZ [winner--Bronze Award]

2022, "The Art of Nicole Simmons" solo show, Wheel of Light Studio, Halifax, PA

2022, "Figuratively Speaking", Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA

2021, Mini Art Exhibit, HIVE Artspace,York, PA

2021, Artist's Choice (juried), Art Room Gallery Online

2021, Portrait online show (juried), Grey Cube Gallery

2021, "Figuratively Speaking", Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2021, "Small Works Big Talent" (juried), Las Lagunas Online Art Show

2021, Open January show (juried), Colors of Humanity Online Gallery

2021, "Hindsight 2020 was a..." (juried), Incuarts Online Gallery




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