Kalama Artists & Makers Association

Nicole Given

Nicole Given encaustic artwork

Nicole has been part of the Kalama community for nearly 20 years. Since 2018, she has been working with encaustic, a luminous medium made of beeswax and damar resin. She incorporates photography, oil paint, alcohol inks and shellac in her encaustic pieces.


Her previous creative endeavors have included B&W photography, stained glass, polymer clay sculpture, and mixed media. A recent empty nester, Nicole is excited to support KAMA and continue meeting wonderful creatives in her community.


Nicole’s other passions include cooking, hiking and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Murphy.