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: TRAIL TOP VIEW PAINTING
$3,275.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg says of her original painting, "Santa Barbara is uniquely situated on the coast of California. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is 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 hiking in the mountains with my two border collies. The effort to hike the mountain trails is often rewarded with the amazing view out into the channel looking at the islands offshore." Unframed, oil paint on a cradled birch panel, with hanging wire. Made in USA. Exclusive. 24" sq.
 
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Slide 1: TWINS PAINTING
$900.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg says of her original painting, "Our water source in Santa Barbara has three man-made reservoirs built to sustain both human population and agriculture. The South side of Cachuma Lake hosts a recreational park where there is camping and hiking. The North side is privately owned with few human inhabitants. The animals roam freely in their habitat with little concern for those of us floating on the lake admiring them. I was surprised when seeing this mother so close to the water's edge when SURPRISE her twin fawns emerged in the grasses." Unframed, oil paint on a birch panel, with wall cleat mount. Made in USA. Exclusive. 12" sq.
 
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Slide 2: WATERING HOLE PAINTING
$900.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg loves animals and says of her original painting, "Being aware of climate change and loss of habitat due to the encroachment of an expanding and ever-hungry human population, bears and their human qualities made them an irresistible subject matter. Not all bears have rivers to bathe or fish in, but a watering hole will do just fine in the heat of a summer evening." Unframed, oil paint on a birch panel, wall cleat mount. Made in USA. Exclusive. 12" sq.
 
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Slide 3: LOW LAKE PAINTING
$2,050.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg says of her original painting, "This was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. Our water source has three man-made reservoirs built to sustain both human population and agriculture. Water is always on our mind as we live in a constant drought, fire and flood cycle. In the summer of 2016 our main reservoir was at one of its lowest levels. Much of the lake bed was exposed, making a dramatic statement about our need for rain." Unframed, oil paint on a cradled birch panel, with hanging wire. Made in USA. Exclusive. 29-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H.
 
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Slide 4: FISHING LESSONS PAINTING
$3,450.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. Of this original painting, she says, "The universal experience of teaching a child is depicted in Fishing Lessons as a mother bear scopes the terrain with cub ready to teach, provide and encourage." Unframed, oil paint on a cradled birch panel, with hanging wire. Made in USA. Exclusive. 29-1/2"W x 19-1/2"H.
 
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Slide 5: LOW LAKE VISITORS PAINTING
$4,450.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg says of her original painting, "This work was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. The South side of Cachuma Lake hosts a recreational park where there is camping and hiking. The North side is privately owned with few human inhabitants. The animals roam freely in their habitat with little concern for those of us floating on the lake admiring them. These are the local mule deer enjoying the shade of the fall reeds." Unframed, oil paint on a cradled birch panel, with hanging wire. Made in USA. Exclusive. 30" sq.
 
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Slide 6: MORNING BATH PAINTING
$900.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. She loves animals and says this original painting depicts "a lone silhouette of a bear quietly drifting in the river reeds washing off the morning meal of salmon." Unframed, oil paint on a birch panel, with wall cleat mount. Made in USA. Exclusive. 12" sq.
 
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Slide 7: MOTHER'S LOVE PAINTING
$900.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg has a great love of animals. She says of this original painting, "Being aware of climate change and loss of habitat due to the encroachment of an expanding and ever-hungry human population, bears and their human qualities made them an irresistible subject matter. The universal experience of a mother comforting a child is depicted in Mother's Love." Unframed, oil paint on a birch panel, with French cleat hang. Made in USA. Exclusive. 12" sq.
 
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Slide 8: SUNDOWN AT BRADBURY DAM PAINTING
$2,050.00
Santa Barbara, CA landscape artist Nicole Strasburg's work celebrates the vast outdoors, endless horizons and a sense of personal sanctuary. She says this original painting was created after spending a year studying the local watershed and the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara's water source. "Water is always on our mind as we live in a constant drought, fire and flood cycle. Bradbury Dam was built in 1950 by the Bureau of Reclamation. Sundown at Bradbury Dam was a moment of beauty while working to better understand our water system." Unframed, oil paint on a cradled birch panel, with a hanging wire. Made in USA. Exclusive. 29-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H.
 
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Slide 9: 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. 29-1/2" x 19-1/2".
 
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Slide 10: 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 11: 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 12: BACK COUNTRY PAINTING
$850.00
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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Slide 13: 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" x 20".
 
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