I have always loved to paint.
But painting has always only been one of my
loves. I grew up in the woods, surrounded by the
beauty of nature. Everywhere I looked there were
plants and animals, each amazing in its own way.
Plants have always been an inspiration to me.
From the radiant beauty of tulips just after they
bud in spring, to the tragic, muted browns of a
fallen leaf at the approach of winter, nothing
reveals the wonderful cycle of life as much as the
flora that lies all around us.
Another of my passions was for the animals that
lived nestled among the plants I saw everywhere—
insects. The green of a mantis, hiding among the
leaves; the iridescent colors shining off the shells
of a jeweled beetle; the glistening hues on the
scales of a sunset moth’s wings—nothing could be
more beautiful or varied than the colors that are to
be found throughout the ranks of insects around
Nicole Werth Designs
Untitled 10 2003 50"x 50" Acrylic on stretched canvas.
All artwork and images are copyrighted by Nicole Werth
When I went off to college in Iowa, I chose a path
that combined my love of art with my love of the
hidden treasures around me and majored in
cultures and beliefs that are to be found around
the world—and I was fascinated. I often begin
reading a study of a religion or mythology, and find
myself compelled to paint. There is nothing more
evocative than the sacred majesty of the
symbolism to be found around the world, whether
found in the Christian West, the pre-Columbian
Americas, or the varied cultures and faiths of Asia.
Being landlocked in Iowa also created a longing for
the varied landscapes to be found in my native
New England. Moving back “home” reconnected me
with the beauties of nature, and inspired a new
interest in photography. I love few things more
than hiking with my husband through the woods
and taking pictues of everything I see—the flowers
below, the trees around me, the skies above.
Mantis Hiding in the Trees 2006 12"X 16" Watercolor on
heavy paper. Artist's Collection
I am inspired by the work of a wide variety of
fellow artists. I learn from their paintings and
drawings as others would a textbook, studying
Keefe has long been a favorite of mine and I
find inspiration in her large flowers and unique
use of muted tones. At the other extreme, I
also admire and draw from the world of comic
books in their bright colors and ability to tell a
story in a single image. Nothing is off-limits.
Art in all of its forms can be beautiful, and
only by learning from all of them can great art
I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork and see
something that you find beautiful.
Georgia's Weed Turned on it's Head- Moonflower Treatment
2003 44"x 50" Acrylic on stretched canvas. Artist's
Collection. I am so in awe of Georgia O'Keeffe's work. This
is my interpretation of a moonflower. As I was sketching it
out, it reminded me to greatly of Georgia's Jimson Weed
that I decided to push the comparison and mimic the leaf
placement, only upside-down.
White Sweet Pea 2002 12"x 18" Acrylic on
heavy paper. Artist's Collection. I was
born in June, so the sweet pea has
always been a favorite flower of mine.
Pink Roses Abstraction 2004 36"x 48"
Acrylic on stretched canvas. Artist's
Collection. I like to walk the line between
stylized images and abstraction.
Detail of I Just Got the Strangest Feeling...
2004 48"x 54" Acrylic on stretched
canvas. Artist's Collection.