Annette Nichols grew up in Wilmington where she received a Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Delaware College of Art and Design. She also holds a Master’s degree in Art & Visual Media.

The two-year San Francisco residency (2006-2008) was an eye opening experience that fueled Annette to paint what she was truly passionate about. From experimenting with geometric abstraction compositions to painting in a realistic manner, she does not believe in limitations as an evolving artist. Annette’s inspiration derives from her love for music, film, and travel. Artists who have made a profound impact on her work include Tamara de Lempicka, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and Henri Matisse.

Annette’s art has been exhibited around Wilmington, Philadelphia, and New York. She is also presently involved with a leading gallery entirely run by women, while residing in the Brandywine Valley with her husband and cats.