I was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and have lived in California, Colorado, and Hawaii. It is the beautiful landscapes of Colorado that continue to call me back.
I have degrees in Psychology and Fine Art from the University of Colorado. For several years, I worked closely with social psychologist and past APA President, Dr. Philip Zimbardo. Dr. Zimbardo has been a great mentor and friend; together we co-authored a couple of books. Another mentor and friend has been Dr. Warren Farrell. I provided research assistance for Dr. Farrell’s book, The Boy Crisis, co-authored with Dr. John Gray. Staying with the theme of boy’s and men’s issues, I helped award-winning filmmaker Cassie Jaye launch her documentary, The Red Pill.
The pursuit of both truth and balance has driven my writing and research as much as it has influenced my artwork. My paintings are often described by others as playful and sensual regardless of the subject and I think that’s because, no matter what I am painting, I’m inserting myself into the composition like some kind of fluid detective who must discover and solve the mystery of the blank canvas. Like John Cage’s silent symphony, the deliberate absence of sound – or in this case of color and texture – is an irresistible invitation. One is compelled to react.
In 2019, I started my own art studio in Boulder, Colorado, where I create large modern paintings and mixed media pieces for private art collectors and businesses alike. I also do custom high-end interior painting and enjoy working with individuals and interior designers to make spaces come to life!
Currently, there are paintings available for purchase in my Chaos & Order series and One-Liners series. Prints of some pieces are also available on Pixels.com. Custom commissions are also available along with optional delivery and shipping. To connect, make a purchase, or set up a studio appointment, reach out via email at nikita (dot) coulombe (at) gmail (dot) com or call +01-415-870-1086.
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Read my extended Artist Statement & Biography here.
Previous gallery representation includes:
Carla Wright Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Current licensing representation includes:
Roaring Brook Art, Elmsford, New York
Private Collectors of my paintings include:
Ms. Darcy Whittier, California
Mr. Herb Williams, California
Mr. J.P. Bastiaan Koch, California
Dr. Juan Luque, California
Mr. & Mrs. Kane Mantyla, California
Ms. Keeley Rankin, California
Mr. O. Jacob, California
Ms. Stephanie Taylor, California
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Harris, Colorado
Ms. Hillary Weinberg, Colorado
Ms. Jocelyn Diles, Colorado
JoSak Shipping, Colorado
Mr. Joshua Onysko, Colorado
Mr. & Mrs. Sako Barbarian, Colorado
Mr. R. Craig Hall, Florida
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Carrick, Florida
Ms. Sara Phelan, Hawaii
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Pugh, Nevada
Ms. Veronic Monet, Nevada
Ms. Camille Harris, New York
Mr. Sanford Dumain, New York
Mr. & Mrs. Les Paulson, North Dakota
Ms. Ruby Cross, Ontario
Mr. M. Zitterkopf, Wyoming