Nicole Strasburg
Nicole
Strasburg
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Nicole Strasburg seeks to capture the emotion of the landscape in paintings that reflect rather than reproduce nature. Working from sketches and photographs taken in the field, she builds her images with successive layers of painting, wiping, sanding and scraping. The technique engenders depth and movement that enable her, as she puts it, "to convey the immensely powerful, yet quietly mysterious elements" of her surroundings.
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The changing seasons in the mountains behind coastal Santa Barbara are a constant delight and inspiration to Nicole Strasburg. Here, she captures the first bursts of spring as the mountain sage peeks through the winter's snow. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Oil paint on birch panel. 12"W x 12"H.
$750.00
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Capturing winter at its peak in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, Nicole Strasburg celebrates the seasonal contrasts of brilliant blue skies, pine forests and fresh snow. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Oil paint on birch panel. 12"W x 12"H.
$750.00
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Done just days before the four blue jay fledglings took their first flight, this painting from Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg gets a birds' eye view of the mountain jays' nest nestled low in a juniper bush. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Oil paint on birch panel. 12"W x 12"H.
$750.00
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A favorite retreat of Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg is the Los Padres National Forest, replete with hiking trails and butterscotch-scented Jeffrey pines. Her evocative painting of the forest's piercing blue skies and ever-changing cloudscapes delivers a piece of summer itself. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Oil paint on birch panel. 24"W x 24"H.
$2,900.00
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Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg often visits the Channel Islands, where kit fox are a federally protected species. During one such visit, this little charmer came up to sun near Nicole as she was having her lunch, posing for photos in return for a little snack. USA. Exclusive. Original work, subject to prior sale. Oil paint on birch panel. 12"W x 12"H.
$750.00
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Originally from Salt Lake City, Nicole Strasburg now paints in Santa Barbara, California, where "nature is an inspiration and always brings me back to center, puts me in perspective of my place in the world and offers comfort in its noisy silence." Her evocative paintings focus on open space, an endless horizon and "the quiet contemplation that takes place when really spending time alone with oneself," attributes clearly visible in New Year Sky, an oil painting that captures the winter sky and seascape. Citing winter as a magical time along the Santa Barbara shoreline, Nicole seeks to capture the light that dances on the water, bouncing reflections and creating a sparkle only present in the early months of the year. Original oil painting on birch wood panel. 40"W x 18"H.
$3,900.00
A favorite spot of Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg is the Los Padres National Forest, just north of Santa Barbara on the California coast, with an endless supply of hiking trails. Mile High, within the forest at the beginning of a popular trail, starts at 5200 feet, the beginning of a stand of Jeffrey Pines that emit an intoxicating smell of vanilla or butterscotch. The day she's captured here, in oil on a birch panel, began with snow in the morning, yielding to a beautiful sky as the storm moved off, leaving a wintry wonderland. One of a kind, subject to prior sale. 12"W x 12"L.
$750.00
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Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg captures the north county's Refugio Road, on the ridge of grazing land that runs along the mountain range looking south to the sea, during one of the rare times when rain has been plentiful and the trees and hills are green and lush. Oil on a cradled birch panel. One of a kind, subject to prior sale. 12"W x 12"H.
$750.00
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On the eastern end of Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the Channel Islands, Island Pass is a favorite spot for day trips hiking, snorkeling, kayaking or adventurous camping. Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg's atmospherically graphic painting captures one of the many hiking trails leading through the diverse landscape. Oil on a birch panel. One of a kind, subject to prior sale. 12"W x 12"H.
$750.00
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Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg relishes the infrequent thunderstorms that dowse the usually semi-arid grasslands of Refugio Road, along the ridgeline overlooking the sea. Here, she captures the waning of a storm, as the sun peeks through the clouds to illuminate the fresh green grasses. Oil on a birch panel. One of a kind, subject to prior sale. 12"W x 12"H.
$750.00