About Nicolette Callaway
I am a self-taught visual artist who grew up in Texas, and I lived and worked in New York City and Upstate NY for a number of years before relocating to Nantucket, MA. My collage paintings are made with paper cut from gossip and fashion magazines. I repurpose the images they display in an effort to call the viewer away from a superficial, consumerist culture; however, rather than reappropriating the images themselves, I use their color and texture as though it were paint.
By manually transforming the magazines into pieces of original art, I enact a shift from a technologically-manipulated world back toward one which is tangible and true. By bringing focus to totem animals surrounded by the four natural elements of earth, air, fire and water, I seek an active connection with the natural and spiritual worlds--one with layers, cuts and creases.
I am a proud member of the Artists Association of Nantucket (2014), and display my work locally. My collages have also been displayed in exhibitions and juried shows in the New York Capital Region and surrounding areas, and some are award-winning. Reproductions of my work are available at TandJ Soaps in Troy NY, and on Etsy. I welcome commission work.