Nicky Boehme, a California native, always knew that painting would be her calling. She has been drawing and painting since she was a child. Nicky received her technical art training at the Oakland Art Institute in California and later became an art director for several national advertising agencies. It was during this time that she received numerous awards for her artwork, prints and posters as an illustrator and graphic designer. Her years of painting experience have given her knowledge of dramatic lighting and the ability to transport the viewer to a particular place through her artwork, prints and posters. Through the mind's eye, Nicky's Boehme paintings will take you on a romantic adventure, whether it's a small secluded harbor or a refreshing mountain stream. As an artist member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Nicky Boehme participated in the 8th National Exhibition sponsored by the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia. Her artwork, prints and posters are in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the country.