My inspiration comes primarily from my faith. In addition, my family: husband Drake, sons Isaac and Josiah, and daughter Elise provide tremendous support and encouragement. I also find that I use my background in dance, nursing, music, and theater to more fully explore each subject that I paint. Having traveled and lived in South America, Asia, and Europe, I delight in varied landscapes, cultures, and people. My life experience is varied: I've worked in Cambodian refugee camps with the United Nations, worked for Johns Hopkins on the White Mountain Indian Reservation, been an NICU and OB nurse, practiced dance therapy at a state hospital, and taught many things: piano, ballet, public health, English, and more. I believe that we are gifted in many areas...and that many disciplines 'cross over'. Although I now teach many mediums, I most enjoy working with water based media and pencil and more recently photography. Even though mostly self-taught, I voraciously read art journals, magazines, and books gathering new ideas at every turn! I currently sell to clients nationwide and overseas. In 2008-2009, my work was shown in Fort Lauderdale, New York, and Northwest Arkansas. I painted live at The New York Art Expo in February and March of 2009. Frequently painting live for many galas, openings, events and church services, I find that people tend to bond with the pieces as they are created. I enjoy the performance aspect of this and interacting with the people who are curious as to how pieces are 'born'. In September of 2009, I was the featured artist for a new show entitled Perceptions of Reality at Ico Gallery Chelsea in Manhattan. In addition, I was the featured artist for the 'Bal de Moulin Rouge' Show at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York, New York on November 12, 2009. In 2010, I opened The Art Location (www.theartlocation.com) in Fayetteville, AR. I teach painting, texture, and art marketing workshops nationwide. In 2014, I began teaching art educator workshops. My goal is to energize the educators and to introduce innovative creative techniques in the classroom.
Nadine Rippelmeyer joined Fine Art America on April 28th, 2007.