Nicole Ockmond

Artist + Nicole Ockmond

"Ya just where ya are & dat's where it's at" Dr. John.

I have been drawing since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Painting came a little later but not by much. I was born and raised in New Orleans until my parents divorced. My mom remarried a military man and so we moved around a bit and it was hard to make friends but I always had my art to occupy my time. My mother was a pianist and she did a little dabbling around in the paint so she tried to teach me what she knew. I didn't have any formal art training until maybe high school & then I learned how to draw circles, lines, and the fundamentals in college. That was also where I got to paint with oils for the first time and my professor told me I was a natural. None of my professors were sticklers for technique, they allowed us just to play around and figure things out or maybe that's just the way I remember it. Painting really was my first true love until music came into my life.

For about 10 years I abandoned my first love without a second thought except for an occasional commission or entry into a show.  I was a singer in a blues band and that was immediate gratification and audience interactive. So different from my first love painting who required hours of solo work without any exposure to the outside world. I learned how to play guitar so I could accompany myself and tell my own stories, interned at a local studio to learn the recording process & gigged in and around New Orleans.  I also needed to pay the bills so up until recently I had a full time job as a buyer and retail manager.

I put the finishing touches on an album I had in the can and needed artwork for the cover. There was zero budget so I decided to do portraits of my trio to use as the album artwork.  That was in 2017 and I released the CD in December of that year. At the time I was managing 6 retail spaces so I knew I would not have time to do a CD release party until spring of 2018. To make it special I decided to do portraits of the musicians that contributed on that album and hold a combined art show & CD release party in May of 2018. The "Something Out Of Nothing" show was held at Treo on Tulane Ave. Later that same year I had a one woman show "With a Little Help From My Friends" at The Artisan Cafe on St. Claude in October/November of 2018. Again combining my two loves art & music, I  showcased my paintings and my trio performed each month during the St. Claude Art Walk. 

My creative process is just one foot in front of the other,  taking and making the next logical step in the unfolding and ever evolving act of creating and discovery. I never know what I'm gonna get up to but I'm excited to see. One thing I know for sure, it will continue to involve all of the characters of New Orleans that I am constantly inspired by.

 

meet the artists

We are a community of New Orleans visual artists. We are painters, sculptors, fashion & jewelry designers.
We are craftsman and metal workers, illustrators and printmakers.
We make and create original & one of a kind artworks handcrafted right here in New Orleans.

Honeymoon Memories
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Shotgun in Treme
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Slice of Earth - Plains
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Anna
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
Terry & NJ
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Toilet Lake
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Samsara
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Naturia Piper
Leeaux . Illustration / Painting
Leeaux .
Anthesis
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
Pizazz
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Guardian Angel
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Let Go
Bryan Brown Art by Bryan Brown
Painting
Bryan Brown
Kermit Ruffins When I Die
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting / Street Art
Lionel Milton
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Aerial Study #2
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Seekers of Light
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Turkana 'See' Food
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Untitled #1
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
Yogi Bear!
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
Leroy Miranda Jr.
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Orange Shotgun
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Rock the Boat II
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Pineapple 49
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Dreamland
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Naomi - Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
The Kiss
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Satchmo, Louis Armstrong
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Children Feeding Alligators in City Park
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Blow Pop
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
New Dress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Fats
Joshua Wingerter Painting
Joshua Wingerter
Love-in-a-Mist
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
Dave Chappelle
Jeff Morgan Painting
Jeff Morgan
Detangled
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Notable Increase Reception
Patty West Elstrott Painting
Patty West Elstrott
Orangina Princesse de Broglie
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Woman #1
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Band Storm
Tony Hollums Painting
Tony Hollums
Faces of Tribes
Kevin Elder Painting
Kevin Elder
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
Hunting for Monsters
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Ritual
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
Cypress Bayou
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Continuing to Unfold
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Mirliton Tapestry
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
Once the Ghost Gets in Ya
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Two Sisters
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
Meeting Notes #48
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Flying Fish I
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Sheba
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Deal With The Devil
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Cascade Blossoms
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
SPIRIT PORTRAIT
Amzie Adams Painting
Amzie Adams
Chevy Truck
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
Gator
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Faubourg Marigny
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
"The Peaches are Better Down the Road" Homage to Johnny Hodges
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Mississippi River Run
Ellen Macomber Ellen Macomber Studio
Painting
Ellen Macomber
James Booker: Piano Genius
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting / Street Art
Gabriel Flores
Pioneer Portrait of Alvin (Barna Black series)
D. Lammie-Hanson Painting
D. Lammie-Hanson
Tattoo Lady
Keith Eccles Keith Eccles Illustration & Design Studio, LLC
Painting
Keith Eccles
Star Struck
Mike Williamson Painting
Mike Williamson
Landscape
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Midiendo / Measuring
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
The Only Hill on Chartres
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
Lundi Gras on Bourbon
Keith Oelschlager Painting
Keith Oelschlager
CREATORS OF ART

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