About the Artist
Pasadena-based artist Nicolette Wales grew up in her mother's art studio and was encouraged to draw and paint as a child. After a summer on Maui making jewelry from daily dives, she discovered a strong connection to nature — and the islands. She moved to Maui in 1978 and started a jewelry business from her designs. In 1995 she returned to the mainland to Attend Art Center College of Design and in 2003 established a graphic design and art studio in Pasadena, California. Nicolette's clients and projects have included entertainment design, illustration, branding and fine art.