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Nichole Dupre

Mixed Media / Bush, LA

Artist Statement

I have been interested in drawing and architecture for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, my family would take me to the French Quarter. I was (and still am) completely taken by the colors, smells, and activity. I am the girl who walks down Bourbon Street, not interested in the bars, but in the beautiful buildings that house them. New Orleans has a unique vibe and mystique. Its history- some standing tall, some showing the peeling and decaying of time- is what I connect so deeply with.
I create mixed media pieces to convey the feeling I have when I am in the city of New Orleans. I use recycled and repurposed materials straight from the old buildings that I am representing. I also incorporate found objects in many pieces. I hope the joy I feel is conveyed in each piece.

Biography

Nichole Dupre lives in Bush, LA and creates her artwork in a small home studio. She lives with her daughter, husband, two dogs, and 8 chickens. Nichole has been a public school teacher for over 20 years. She is currently teaching art education to K-3rd graders. Art is her passion and such a big part of her life. She truly enjoys sharing her passion with others.
Nichole's artwork has been displayed at local galleries and festivals. She also regularly donates works to local charities.