Nicole Smeltzer studied fine art at Florida State University and has continued her artistic education with various artists over the years, working in watercolor, acrylic, and oil. Her recent works in watercolor and acrylic focus on imagery from her home and garden in York, Pennsylvania. She is influenced by the design and embroidery work of PA Dutch folk art. Heavily textured and layered, her works build on the repetition of shapes and patterns to create a composition that keeps the eye moving.

Nicole is the creator of the cut paper webcomic The Middlest Sister and makes tiny diary comics on Instagram.