Nicole Strasburg

Nicole Strasburg Home Decor Artist

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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Slide 0: ISLAND PASS PAINTING
$800.00
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 painting, subject to prior sale. 12" sq. x 1/2"D.
 
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Slide 1: WINTER LAKESIDE PAINTING
$850.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. As she says of this painting, "'Winter Lakeside' is inspired by our family mountain retreat. The mountains offer fast-moving storms, miles of pine trees and sweeping views. My husband and I spend a lot of time walking the trails with our two border collies who have claimed the area as their own. January and February are two of our favorite months when snow is often in the forecast, the lake is frozen and the wood burning stove works overtime." Made in USA. Exclusive. Unframed, oil paint on birch panel, equipped with a cleat for hanging. 12" sq.
 
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Slide 2: BLUE TIDE PAINTING
$3,000.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. As she says of this painting, "Santa Barbara is a special place to the indigenous Chumash Indians because of its geography. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is also one of the only places on the California coastline that runs East to West rather than North to South. I spend a lot of time walking the shore with my two border collies. The days here can be crystal clear at the beach or a marine layer can sit just off the coast. 'Blue Tide' is an image of a favorite surf spot on a day that was cool but had just enough sun to keep the fog sitting offshore." Made in USA. Exclusive. Unframed, oil paint on birch panel, equipped with a hanging wire. 14"W x 36"L.
 
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Slide 3: WISTFUL PAINTING
$850.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. As she says of this painting, "The rolling hills of waving golden grasses in my home state of California are always inspiring. Whether it's a cloud-filled day casting shadows on the hillsides or bright sunshine on the blinding ochre color bringing to mind a lush fabric, I'm never without the desire to try and capture the fleeting moment." Made in USA. Exclusive. Unframed, oil paint on birch panel, equipped with a cleat for hanging. 12" sq.
 
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Slide 4: OCTOBER ASPEN PRINT
$198.00
Utah native and artist Nicole Strasburg recalls her trip through southern Utah in this vibrant tree art print made just for Sundance. Golden quaking aspen trees flutter on slender white trunks, all the more beautiful against a blue, blue sky. Handcrafted in USA. Printed with archival inks on Epson ultra smooth paper, unframed. 30"W x 20"L.
 
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Slide 5: BARE LIMBS PAINTING
$2,950.00
Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg paints the fall birch trees as they lose their leaves at the approach of winter, embracing the starkness of the winter blue sky and the whitened branches as a "harbinger of a warm winter hibernation inside." Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil on birch panel with cradled birch hanger. 19-1/2"W x 1/2"D x 28"H.
 
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Slide 6: BACK COUNTRY PAINTING
$800.00
This soothing slice-of-open-space in the Los Padres National Forest shows the hallmarks of Santa Barbara artist Nicole Strasburg's work: the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. As she puts it, "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." Made in USA. Exclusive. Oil paint on birch panel, equipped with a French cleat for hanging. 12"W x 12"H x 1/2"D.
 
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