Nicole Polanichka | Painter
Nicole Polanichka was raised in Dalton, Pennsylvania, the granddaughter of anthracite coal miners from Scranton. She has been creating things for as long as she can remember. On the walls of her childhood home, there remain images produced by small, inexperienced hands. As soon as she could write, cards were hand-crafted and doodling kept her from being bored in school. Fueled by a strong dislike of fast food she set up a mural-painting business in high school to earn extra cash. After high school, she formally trained in the visual arts at Princeton University where she received the Louis Sudler Award for the Arts. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, Princeton, New Jersey, and in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Polanichka is currently based out of Danville, PA where she has an artist’s studio and continues to study and tend to the human mind.