Nicole Galluccio is a mixed media visual artist, originally from New Jersey, living and creating in South Florida since earning her BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 1998. Nicole Galluccio’s mixed media paintings began by juxtaposing bright beautiful florals atop a stark black and white paper background, to demonstrate depth and opposition both visually and emotionally. Evolving into more emphasis on color theory, she works with a vast color palette and explores the idea of color and its effects on emotion. Her work intends to stimulate happiness and positive emotional response. Oftentimes she explores nostalgic and whimsical themes to engage her audience. Finding light in the dark has been a common theme for her since she began creating. Rather than utilizing her work to fuel a darkness, but to evade the darkness and force in light, to bring herself into a happier state through color. Color has the power to evoke emotions and her intention is to bring viewers into a pleasurable and joyful state of mind. Working primarily in acrylic, she will often translate her designs to fabrics to reupholster furniture, create wearable designs and custom commissioned handbags and accessories in her popular florals, fruits and pollinators style. She has shown several times in the prestigious Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Cornell Art Museum as well as in fine art fairs and galleries in Palm Beach County. She is currently a resident artist at the Boynton Beach Zero Empty Spaces Artists’ Collaborative. The artist currently is showing her largest scale public art project to date in the Mandel Public Library in downtown West Palm Beach, as part of “the Commons” Project, entitled “Garden of Joy” 40 feet tall by 10 foot wide window installation of her popular flowers and pollinators.