Nikki Heusman
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Studio Member since 2011

b.1969

Nikki 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.

Going to School in the 60’s, 2020
colored pencil
18" x 14"
Nikole with Purple Hair, 2020
colored pencil
9" x 12"
New Kids Move into the Block, 2020
colored pencil
18" x 14"
Diana Ross and Tracey, 2021
colored pencil
18" x 14"
All My Children, 2020

11" x 14"
Van Gogh, 2020
graphite
9" x 12"
Snowballs in Winter, 2020

16" x 20"
Still Life Fresh Apples, 2019

16" x 20"
In Africa, 2018

13" x 17"
Geisha Girls, 2019

11" x 14"
Nightclub, 2017

24" x 12"
Leaning Tower of Pisa, 2018

16" x 20"
Sold
Still Life, 2019

8" x 12"
The Potato Eaters, 2019

16" x 13"
Memories of a Doll, 2018

20" x 24"
Tigers in the Wild, 2018

16" x 25"
Amanda and Me, 2019

10" x 10"
Birds of Paradise, 2019

16" x 20"
Elizabeth Taylor, 2018

26" x 22"
King of Pop, 2018

14" x 17"
A Strong Woman, 2019

11" x 17"
Bride and Groom in the Park, 2017

16" x 24"
Carol, 2019

11" x 14"
Still Life, 2019

11" x 14"
Lady in the Wilderness, 2020

13" x 10.5"
Children People, 2020
colored pencil
9" x 12"
House In The Meadow, 2019

16" x 20"
Midnight Cruise, 2018

20" x 16"
Van Gogh Party Boat, 2016

23" x 18"
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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Going to School in the 60’s, 2020
colored pencil
18" x 14"
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Nikole with Purple Hair, 2020
colored pencil
9" x 12"
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New Kids Move into the Block, 2020
colored pencil
18" x 14"
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Diana Ross and Tracey, 2021
colored pencil
18" x 14"
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All My Children, 2020

11" x 14"
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Van Gogh, 2020
graphite
9" x 12"
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Snowballs in Winter, 2020

16" x 20"
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Still Life Fresh Apples, 2019

16" x 20"
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In Africa, 2018

13" x 17"
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Geisha Girls, 2019

11" x 14"
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Nightclub, 2017

24" x 12"
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Leaning Tower of Pisa, 2018

16" x 20"
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Sold
Still Life, 2019

8" x 12"
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The Potato Eaters, 2019

16" x 13"
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Memories of a Doll, 2018

20" x 24"
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Tigers in the Wild, 2018

16" x 25"
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Amanda and Me, 2019

10" x 10"
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Birds of Paradise, 2019

16" x 20"
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Elizabeth Taylor, 2018

26" x 22"
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King of Pop, 2018

14" x 17"
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A Strong Woman, 2019

11" x 17"
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Bride and Groom in the Park, 2017

16" x 24"
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Carol, 2019

11" x 14"
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Still Life, 2019

11" x 14"
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Lady in the Wilderness, 2020

13" x 10.5"
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Children People, 2020
colored pencil
9" x 12"
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House In The Meadow, 2019

16" x 20"
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Midnight Cruise, 2018

20" x 16"
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Van Gogh Party Boat, 2016

23" x 18"
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