Artist Statement:

I believe a work of art speaks to those who are meant for it, for art is largely personal —a touchstone to our private truths where we may gain valuable insight into our inner workings and perhaps even find ourselves in an environment of empathy. It is this meeting between painting and beholder that fuels my desire to paint.

I am a Canadian artist based in Toronto, Ontario. My tools are oils and acrylics, palette knives and brushes, the indispensable paper towel and a curiosity to explore and distill what is perceived and felt.


2006-2009 Academy of Realist Art - Painting & Drawing

2009 Scottsdale Art School - Figure Drawing

2005 & 2014 Avenue Road Art - Painting & Drawing

2004 George Brown College - Photography

2004 Steve McCurry - Photojournalism Workshop

1993 Ontario College of Art - Photography

Awards & Distinctions:

2016 Artsy Shark, Featured Artist

2016 Honourable Mention, PaperMill Gallery Spring Show

2016 Best of Houzz Award

2015 Artsy Shark Abstract Artist Showcase

2006 "Not Alone" published in Journey 2 Edition

2006 "Not Alone" Digital Photographer Magazine

2006 "Little Things", Toronto Star

2005 Travel Photographer of the Year, Honourable Mention


2018 The Artist Project, Toronto, Canada

2016 Spring into Summer, The Papermill Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2016 Reversion, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2016 The Artist Project, Toronto, Canada

2015 A Show within a Show, The PaperMill Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2015 The Artist Project, Toronto, Canada

2014 Sensation, Spazio dell'Arte Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014 Corporate Gala, ShareNet Inc., Mississauga, Canada

2006 Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY), London, United Kingdom

Artistic Influences:

There was a time when my camera was to me what cell phones are to many. I took it with me everywhere. Although my technical training was with film, I was quick to embrace digital photography for the creative license it afforded me. I learned to navigate my way around Adobe's Photoshop quite well and became adept at creating composite imagery. As my ideas increased in complexity they also surpassed my abilities and, in 2006, I decided to expand my creative reach and turned to Toronto's Academy of Realist Art to explore the subject of painting and drawing in the realist tradition. My intention was to bring these new skills to propel my photographic work but instead photography propelled me towards paint. When I could no longer resist the pull of a blank canvas, I set my camera down and looked for inspiration and direction in the works of some of the greats such as John Singer Sargent, Renoir, Monet, Vermeer, Modigliani, Freud, Cezanne and many others. Some of my favourite contemporary artists include Michael Carson, Malcolm Liepke, Richard Schmidt, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Zhaoming Wu, Ron Hicks, Tibor Nagy, Jeremy Lipking, Mark Horst...the list is long.


Figurative, expressive, people, women, brushwork, abstract.

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All artworks of Nicole Daniah Sidonie
Painting, I Am Love, Nicole Daniah Sidonie

I Am Love

Nicole Daniah Sidonie

Painting - 61 x 61 x 3.8 cm Painting - 24 x 24 x 1.5 inch


Painting, Flowers in White Pitcher, Nicole Daniah Sidonie

Flowers in White Pitcher

Nicole Daniah Sidonie

Painting - 36.1 x 36.1 x 0.3 cm Painting - 14.2 x 14.2 x 0.1 inch


Painting, The Chair, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas, Nicole Daniah Sidonie

The Chair, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Nicole Daniah Sidonie

Painting - 36.1 x 36.1 x 0.3 cm Painting - 14.2 x 14.2 x 0.1 inch


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When was Nicole Daniah Sidonie born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1967