Musings and News from the Studio

Good evening. Sitting here in my studio, surrounded by my paintings, I have been thinking a lot about my friend Aaron. Tomorrow, March 18th, would have been his 95th birthday. This week, Facebook “memories” popped up in my newsfeed with photos of Aaron, and a friend had sent me a video clip of him.

I learned this week that my painting Blowing Smoke (Portrait of Aaron Shikler) was juried into the 84th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association to be held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City 4/30 – 5/5.

Also, I learned just this morning that Blowing Smoke is a Finalist in the Sedona Art Prize.

It made me happy to see these things and get this news. With so many memories of Aaron appearing this week, it seemed like he was saying hello – and making sure I didn’t forget his birthday.

I will share one of my favorite photos. Here we are in Aaron’s studio in front of my painting of him. It is such a happy memory for me. Happy Birthday, Aaron!


Aaron, lighting my pipe (or, rather, his pipe that he let me borrow) in his studio – November 2014. My portrait of him is on the easel.


Prints, T-Shirts, and the Winner of the America the Beautiful Fine Art Print Random Drawing! 

When the t-shirt company, Bonfire was running a little behind on shipping the America the Beautiful t-shirts from the pre-sale (end date February 21, 2017), as a thank you for being patient, everyone who ordered was automatically entered in a random drawing for an America the Beautiful Limited Edition Fine Art Print.

The winner is Anahid U. of Forest Hills, NY! Congratulations, Anahid! Your print will be on its way to you very soon!

People who had missed the February 21st pre-sale deadline for t-shirts asked if we would sell the shirts again. America the Beautiful T-Shirts available here. They are once again on sale through Monday, March 21, 2017. After that date, the shirts will be printed. Please allow 7-14 business days after that date to receive the shirt(s).

Please note: The Women’s Slim Fit Tee runs small, size up. The shirt has a more vibrant graphic than do the Limited Edition Fine Art Prints which are color matched to the original artwork.


Limited edition fine art prints are still on sale in the Nicole Moné Fine Art website store.

Once again, 50% of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales, and 30% of the proceeds from the sale of the fine art prints, will be donated to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Planned Parenthood. Thank you for your support!

All good things to you!




America the Beautiful T-Shirts


Good morning!  Bonfire, the t-shirt printing company, has begun to deliver the America the Beautiful T-shirts.

I was delighted to get a photo of one of the first recipients donning his T-shirt. 

If you would like your own photo to be included in a future blog/newsletter, please share photos of you wearing  your America the Beautiful t-shirt! Send to:  

America the Beautiful shirt on man

Bonfire was running a bit behind schedule, so to thank you all for your patience, once all the shirts have been received, everyone who purchased t-shirts will be entered in a drawing (one entry for each shirt ordered) for an America the Beautiful Limited Edition fine art print!  

If you ordered a shirt(s) you needn’t do anything more – you will be automatically entered for the drawing. The winner will be announced in late March/early April. 

Thank you!

America the Beautiful Drawing – Women’s March T-shirts.

Edit*: T-shirts ordered should be received approximately 7-14 business days after the February 21st sales campaign end date – shirts printed by and shipped from Bonfire. You will receive emails from Bonfire with status updates and when your order has shipped.  Thank you so much! We hope you love your shirt! 

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We are happy to report that t-shirts are available to order once again!  Click here to get your t-shirt!

The image America the Beautiful commemorates the Women’s March which took place on January 12, 2017. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to charity, divided between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Planned Parenthood.

Thank you all for your continued support and interest!BLOGt-shirt-orders-being-taken

For those of you getting both the limited edition fine art print and the t-shirt, please note: Fine art prints will match the colors of the original artwork. T-shirts will be more vibrant.

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Limited Edition Prints Now Available

The America the Beautiful drawing is now available in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints created with archival quality materials. The prints are signed, titled, and numbered by the artist, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

Edition of 195 + Artist & Printer Proofs – Paper size: 8 x 10 – $85 + s&h

(5 Large format prints – Paper size: 16 x 20″ – $160 + s&h) 

For more information and to purchase a print, please click here to visit the store


Printed on 100% cotton rag fine art paper and printed with acid-free archival inks.



Framing suggestion*

*Prints are sold unframed. Professional framing is recommended. 

For our studio AP (Artist Proof) print, we chose a black wooden frame with a subtle rope design in a satin finish, and an ivory mat with a black fillet to complement the ivory color of the print. Another option is having a custom mat cut to the exact size of the image. Though, the paper size is 8 x 10″ and will fit a standard pre-made frame.

(T-shirts are also available. For those of you getting both the limited edition fine art print and the t-shirt, please note: Fine art prints will match the colors of the original artwork. T-shirts will be more vibrant.)

Posters will also be available on the website store soon. 

What is the difference between a fine art print and a poster?

Fine Art Prints are created with top quality, archival materials and a small quantity will be made (a limited edition) and assigned numbers. Once the edition is sold, no more prints will be made. Fine art prints are professionally corrected to reflect the original artwork and they are inspected, signed, titled, and numbered by the artist. 

Posters will be printed on a thinner card stock paper and will include the title, and other text printed under the image, like an art poster  you would buy in a museum gift shop. It will be nicely printed and  suitable for framing, but a poster is not a piece of fine art and can be reprinted.

50% of the proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts and posters, and 30% of the proceeds from the sales of the limited edition fine art prints, will be donated to charity, divided equally between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Planned Parenthood.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Wishing you all good things…