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)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Print at The People's Printshop

I have a new print based on the film, The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson.  This is one of my FAVORITE films that I discovered in college, and I've been a Anderson fan ever since. The painting is for Spoke Arts "Bad Dad's" exhibit opening on Halloween, and the fine folks at The People's Printshop wanted to feature the piece as both a limited edition print, and a smaller open edition print.



Rough Year
8x10 inch - Signed/Open Edition Print
11x14 inch - Signed/Numbered Limited Edition Print of 40



If you are interested in the original painting, check out Spoke Art's upcoming "Bad Dad's Exhibit' opening October 31st in San Francisco. 

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hallowed Pumpkin Hall - New Print!

Just in time for the spooooooky season of Halloween...a new print is now available in my Etsy shop. Featuring a ghoulish fortress with pumpkin swamp, cloud covered moon, and all my favorite spooky colors. Each print also comes with a random BONUS pumpkin sketch. 


Hallowed Pumpkin Hall
Fine Art Giclee Print
Image Size: 8 x 10 inches  |  Paper Size: 10 x 12
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 25

©Nicole Gustafsson


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gem and Mineral Collection at the Natural History Museum in LA

I had the chance to visit the Natural History Museum in LA when I was down for the artshow, and I was blown away by the exhibits at the Museum. I loved spending the day there, from dinosaur fossils and bones, to the animal displays there was so much to look at. But one of the aspects of the collections that I loved the most was the gem and mineral exhibit. It's no secret I'm a rock hound and love looking at minerals (and they often find they're way into my work).

Here are quite a few photos I took of their gem collection. I don't have a lot of the names of the particular minerals, I bought a book later so I could look them up. Yes these are just taken with my iphone...I want to go back with my good camera for sure. Regardless of the quality these little "gems" are enough to spark your interest :)