Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pop Terrariums at Gallery 1988

The opening to "Pop Terrariums", my solo show at Gallery 1988 was last weekend and I had a blast there in LA! Finally got to meet some art buddies in person, and great to see both new and familiar faces too. Want to give a huge THANK YOU to Gallery 1988 - Katie, Jensen, Amber, John you folks are awesome and always happy to part of your shows.

The show is now online at www.Gallery1988.com, and is available for viewing in person through the month of January. There are some originals still left and the gallery and I teamed up to make several prints available at the opening. We will be adding the Beetlejuice and Karate Kid print available at the closing of the show too. *I just want to mention here that get a lot of requests for additional prints for other paintings too, and it's just not possible to make prints of every painting I do. The gallery and I try to select a good variety and balance of prints.*









"A"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "All The Burgers, All The Time"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
Original painting available at Gallery 1988


 "A Realm Cursed"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Dream World Subcon"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "DS"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 

 "Flight of the Hounds"
By Nicole Gustafsson
9x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988

 "Gallery Nineteeneightyeightarium"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
NFS 


 "Get A Clue"
By Nicole Gustafsson
10x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


"Ice Mountain"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD  


 "I'm A 90's Girl"
By Nicole Gustafsson
8x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Let's Dance"
By Nicole Gustafsson
12x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988 


 "Look Who's Coming To Dinner"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "M"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Monsters Three"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink and glow in the dark paint on wood
SOLD 


 "My Name Isn't Pretty Pretty"
By Nicole Gustafsson
12x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988


 "Recently Deceased"
By Nicole Gustafsson
9x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 
Prints will be available at the close of the show at Gallery 1988


 "Six Course Dinner"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988


 "Slice Of Pie and Damn Fine Coffee"
By Nicole Gustafsson
10x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Star Warrior"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "The Crane"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 
Prints will be available at Gallery 1988 at the close of the show

 "The Spice"
By Nicole Gustafsson
10x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Within The Castle Lies Your Quest"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "World Warriors"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988 


"You Can't Just Join Any Universe In The Middle"
By Nicole Gustafsson
14x14  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988 


Friday, January 02, 2015

New Year - New Solo at Gallery 1988

I couldn't be happier to be starting 2015 off with a solo at Gallery 1988! "Pop Terrariums"  will feature over 25 original paintings (and a few prints) illustrating some of my favorite video games, tv shows, and films of mostly the 80's and 90's. Ever since I saw my first terrarium, I was in love with the idea of a little enclosed world in a glass container. I applied my love of worlds in pop culture with the contained spaces of terrariums to bring you "Pop Terrariums".

"Pop Terrariums"
Artwork by Nicole Gustafsson
Opening Reception January 10th, 7-10pm
Show runs through the month of January

At Gallery 1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

I will be there in attendance at the opening on January 10th, so stop on by and say "hi" if you are in the area. There will be a little goodie for the first 30 people to come in person to the opening :)



Here are a few sneak peeks of works in progress. All the works in the show are handpainted with gouache and ink on wood panel. The entire show will be online at Gallery 1988 after the opening!






Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crafty Wonderland Colossal Holiday Show in Portland

This weekend is the Crafty Wonderland Colossal Holiday show in Portland. Over 250 vendors will be there with their handmade items and I'm super happy to announce that I will have a booth there (211). I will be selling handpainted and lasercut ornaments, mini paintings, prints, postcards, and more!



The holiday show is in the Oregon Convention Center (Exhibit Hall D) and it is free to view.
Dec 13 - 14 from 11 - 6 each day. To see more details on the event, check out the facebook event page: here.


A few animal adventurers all bundled up for the winter (and each one has their favorite holiday treat illustrated on the back. Plum cake, gingerbreads....what would your favorite adventure have a sweet tooth for? These get stringed up as ornaments and will be available this weekend at the holiday show.


Monday, December 08, 2014

Forever Mining Print now available at Fangamer!

Back in September, I was part of a video game artshow in Seattle hosted by Fangamer and Attract Mode. The theme was "love" and one of my favorite games is Minecraft (I love it so! The gathering of materials, digging, traveling, and building...let me count the ways!) Featuring some of my favorite biomes and layers of the Minecraft world. 

Anywho, prints from the show are now available including mine! This is one of my larger prints at 12x18 inches. This is a fine art giclee print, an open edition and unsigned.

"Forever Mining"
12x18 inches (outside paper dimension)
Giclee Fine Art Print




Saturday, December 06, 2014

New Prints available at iam8bit gallery

Just wanted to share that prints from my "Worlds Collide" show are now available at iam8bit gallery in LA. We picked some of our favorites from the exhibit and they are just in time for the holidays! Each print is signed and numbered limited edition of 50.

There are also a few original paintings from that show that are still available: here 


Space Fortress
9x12 inches (image size)  |  11x14 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50


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Evening Home
8x10  inches (image size)  |  10x12 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50


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Island Mountain
12x12  inches (image size)  |  14x14 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50


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Leviathan Cove
16x16  inches (image size)  |  18x18 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stormy Weather Festival and Archimedes Gallery

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon was earlier in the month (a bit behind on posting this days!). I love visiting Cannon Beach and super happy to be part of an awesome gallery in the area - Archimedes Gallery. I was part of their newest group show and also did a gouache/ink demonstration that afternoon. It had been a while since I'd done a demo and had a grand time!


Such a great day to visit the beach. There's the famous "Haystack Rock" seen in the Goonies movie (never say die!).

Hello there Archimedes owl. I love the balcony view at the gallery. I really dig how this area of shops in Cannon Beach are laid out. Every twist and turn has a secret coffee shop, gallery, or awesome food. Three of my favorite things. Oh and pups...this is a very dog friendly community.

Working on some small paintings, talking to people as they stop by. Quite a few fellow artists visiting for the festival...got to talk about favorite materials and supplies. Thanks Lindsey at Archimedes for snapping this photo!

 Here are my two paintings for the show. These are very much inspired by the Pacific Northwest with lots of tree and plant life. I love how moss clings to everything here.

 I have admired Frank Gonzales work for quite a while and was super excited to see these paintings (above) by him. Beautifully painted birds + crystals and plants = win!


Another view of the inside of Archimedes Gallery.

Nothing like a calm evening sunset. The festival is named "Stormy Weather" but the weather couldn't have been better.

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"Amethyst Gorge"
11x14 inches
Gouache, ink on cradle wood panel

Original and Prints are available at Archimedes Gallery
(contact them for purchase info)


"Indigo Grove"
8x10 inches
Gouache, ink on cradle wood panel

Original and Prints are available at Archimedes Gallery
(contact them for purchase info)