Meet the Artist
So… how does one “paint God”? I love to paint people and tell their stories… and it seems like I can’t help but see glimpses of God in each person and in each story. Thus, my stories have each become a parable of sorts, a visual voice that reflects or tells a truth about our marvelous God. This isn’t so very strange. We are created in the very image of God and if we let Him, He fills our lives with excitement and joy. He delights in us and loves to show us Himself!
If you desire, you can draw closer to God. Perhaps you have never gotten to know Him nor experienced His incredible love for you. Perhaps you have known Him for a long time but want to draw nearer, to feel His smile and to laugh and love with Him anew. I invite you to look for Him in these images. Approach them with a listening heart; some will touch you and perhaps some won’t. But let Him fill the hungry places in your soul as you earnestly search for Him.
Nicole Kroeger graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston in 1975 with an art education degree. After teaching art in the Fredericksburg Independent School District for six years, she began studying painting with John McClusky, a gifted artist and teacher with an impressive background encompassing over 50 years. Under his tutelage, Kroeger studied time-honored classical techniques for over 9 years (~1984- 1992) Kroeger exhibited her work and painted with the Fredericksburg Art Guild as an active member for 9 years, serving as President for part of that time. In 1992 Kroeger left the guild and began painting in oils.
Although Nicole Kroeger paints in oils, she still uses acrylic for her underpainting. Her work is realistic in style with a flair for storytelling. Often she uses prose to draw the viewer into a deeper understanding of her visual stories.