My name is Nicole Bureau, and I love talking about art for many reasons. First and foremost, art has so many beneficial effects on our emotional wellness.

Guest artist Nicole Bureau at Louise's ARTiculations

Art as therapy

When I am involved with artwork, I can feel my stress and anxiety diminishing.

Art is my passion because it makes me feel alive. Let me explain a little more.

Since I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I am unable to do as much as I would like. Art definitely improves my mood. I feel less anxious after I have completed my painting or drawing.

Guest artist Nicole Bureau at Louise's ARTiculationsArt also makes me daydream a lot as I plan my next projects. Sometimes, I have so many ideas in mind that they make my head spin. Which should I start first?

Like most artists, I have to be in the mood to work on art.

Once I get started though, I am usually happy with whatever I have accomplished. I am determined to get to the end of the project, and I do so without doubting myself. Once I set my mind on something, I get it done.

Bob Ross as an inspiration in my art

You can see that Bob Ross has been an inspiration in many of my landscapes.

I have been watching his videos on youtube and I find them very inspiring. Ever since I discovered his videos, I have been motivated to paint more. I would love to be like him in style and technique; I think I am coming along quite well and making progress.

My family and friends love my work and I have sold several paintings already. I can’t say I have any regrets parting with them…well, maybe just a little!

My message to other artists is to embrace your passion. Practice a little each day. Find your inspiration and think positive. Art really heals the mind and the soul.

If you wish to see my art as I post it, please follow me on facebook!  Here is the link.

I will be happy to read any comments you leave for me in the reply box below.



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