Nikole Heusman
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Studio Member since 2011

b.1969

Nikole Huesman’s art practice is defined by her distinct artistic style and adeptness across mediums. Her portraiture is marked by subtle line work and shading on figures that are offset by backgrounds that pulsate with energetic color patterns.

“I like doing people because I find them very interesting. I always wondered how they would look on canvas and how would they look in my eyes from a standpoint.”

Heusman draws inspiration from a variety of sources: classic paintings, contemporary works of art and pop culture. Regardless of origin, the resulting works maintain subjects rendered with a whimsical hand. Each piece is crafted through a methodical process, involving careful composition, sketching and transferring.

“It makes me relaxed because the colors. I can put my anger in my artwork and it’s not right or wrong. It makes me feel that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.”

Heusman’s artwork has been featured on Arts of Life merchandise including: greeting cards, poetry books and a calendar. She is also a singer for the studio band, Van Go Go and was the North Shore studio’s artist of the month in November 2018.

Carrie Mae Weems, 2019
mixed medium
12" x 16"
All My Children, 2020
marker
11" x 14"
Aint Jokin, 2018
Chalk Pastel
12" x 12"
Snowballs in Winter, 2020
Chalk Pastel
16" x 20"
Still Life, 2019
Watercolor
8" x 12"
Elizabeth Taylor, 2018
Colored Pencil
26" x 22"
In Africa, 2018
mixed medium
13" x 17"
Geisha Girls, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
Nightclub, 2017
acrylic
24" x 12"
Leaning Tower of Pisa, 2018
acrylic
16" x 20"
The Potato Eaters, 2019
Chalk Pastel
16" x 13"
Lady in the Rose Colored Dress, 2019
mixed medium
30" x 40"
Memories of a Doll, 2018
acrylic on glass
20" x 24"
Mother and Child, 2019
Watercolor
15" x 13"
Tigers in the Wild, 2018
acrylic
16" x 25"
Amanda and Me, 2019
Oil Pastels
10" x 10"
Birds of Paradise, 2019
acrylic on glass
16" x 20"
Dreaming of Romance, 2017
acrylic
36" x 24"
King of Pop, 2018
Chalk Pastel
14" x 17"
A Strong Woman, 2019
Pencil
11" x 17"
Bride and Groom in the Park, 2017
mixed medium
16" x 24"
Carol, 2019
Chalk Pastel
11" x 14"
Still Life, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
Still Life Fresh Apples, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
Lady in the Wilderness, 2020
Chalk Pastel
13" x 10.5"
A is for Artist
The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017
Permanent Collection
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
Community in Color
Circle Contemporary, Chicago, IL - 2018
Three City Social
Los Angeles, Portland, Glenview - 2019
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Carrie Mae Weems, 2019
mixed medium
12" x 16"
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All My Children, 2020
marker
11" x 14"
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Aint Jokin, 2018
Chalk Pastel
12" x 12"
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Snowballs in Winter, 2020
Chalk Pastel
16" x 20"
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Still Life, 2019
Watercolor
8" x 12"
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Elizabeth Taylor, 2018
Colored Pencil
26" x 22"
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In Africa, 2018
mixed medium
13" x 17"
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Geisha Girls, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
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Nightclub, 2017
acrylic
24" x 12"
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Leaning Tower of Pisa, 2018
acrylic
16" x 20"
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The Potato Eaters, 2019
Chalk Pastel
16" x 13"
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Lady in the Rose Colored Dress, 2019
mixed medium
30" x 40"
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Memories of a Doll, 2018
acrylic on glass
20" x 24"
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Mother and Child, 2019
Watercolor
15" x 13"
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Tigers in the Wild, 2018
acrylic
16" x 25"
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Amanda and Me, 2019
Oil Pastels
10" x 10"
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Birds of Paradise, 2019
acrylic on glass
16" x 20"
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Dreaming of Romance, 2017
acrylic
36" x 24"
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King of Pop, 2018
Chalk Pastel
14" x 17"
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A Strong Woman, 2019
Pencil
11" x 17"
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Bride and Groom in the Park, 2017
mixed medium
16" x 24"
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Carol, 2019
Chalk Pastel
11" x 14"
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Still Life, 2019
Colored Pencil
11" x 14"
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Still Life Fresh Apples, 2019
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Lady in the Wilderness, 2020
Chalk Pastel
13" x 10.5"
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