Nicole Sharp (ColeAndJosephine) – Van’s Fall 2011 Apparel

Illustration for T's, fleece, and outerwearVans Fall 2011 inclusion – Say Cheese Dog

This is one of 5 illustrations done by myself, Nicole Sharp of ColeAndJosephine Handmade Illustrations, purchased by Van’s for their Fall 2011 Girl’s apparel, including T’s, fleece, and outerwear.

Watercolor, India ink, and graphite on coldpress paper.

Nicole Sharp

Nicole Sharp is a self taught artist and painter. Using watercolor, ink, graphite, gauche, and colored pencil she creates charming, handmade paintings that carry the unique touch of a real hand holding a real brush. She adores the unpredictable nature of watercolor, which gives a spontaneous quality to her work and emphasizes the made by hand charm.

Her work revolves around her love of color, which she uses to draw out the optimism and humor that can be so easily misplaced in a pessimistic world. She simplifies and exaggerates, finding unlikely combinations that reflect humor and sensitivity to everyday life. Nicole looks for unlikely subtext in items and lends a unique point of view to the everyday, creating memorable illustrations full of color and life.

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