Nicole Weaver escapes into a fantasy world when she paints, but her inspiration is never far away, both in her home and on her canvasses.


Nicole Weaver escapes into a fantasy world when she paints, but her inspiration is never far away, both in her home and on her canvasses.



“Seven kids inspire me — to relax with my art!” she said as she hung her exhibit of lively, brilliantly colored works in the Crestview Public Library.



Weaver’s abstracts arrest the viewer with their vibrant colors and captivating subjects; many of them feature family groups.



While art lovers in her native Germany wouldn’t think twice about the occasional nude that pops up in Weaver’s works, she carefully selected pieces for her exhibit with sensitive local audiences in mind.



Among her works is a specially requested painting of a buxom owl that wears a white frock with lace-trimmed sleeves.



“My kids say, ‘You do this (painting) always for other people, never for me,’” Weaver said. “This is for my daughter. She is absolutely addicted to owls.”



 Weaver’s art will remain on exhibit through August on the library’s north display wall.



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