Nicole Gustafsson is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based projects for Mondo, Gallery 1988, Gallery Nucleus and more. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner C.M. Galdre and animal familiars. Nicole's artwork is available at select galleries around the country and online.

Select Gallery Exhibitions
Gallery 1988 - Solo Exhibitions “Natural History” - 2012, “Pop Terrariums” - 2015, “Once and Future Weird Kids” - 2016, “Colorful Constructs” - 2017
Gallery Nucleus - 4 Person Shows “Flora & Fauna” 2015, “Flora & Fauna II” 2017
Flatcolor Gallery - Solo Exhibition “Celestial Spaces” - 2016
iam8bit - Solo Exhibitions “Worlds Collide” - 2014, “Animal Adventurers” - 2016
Nucleus Portland - Solo Exhibition based on Animals in the PNW - 2018

Select Client List: 
Cricket Media | Lake Coloring | iam8bit | Hero Complex Gallery | Gallery Nucleus | Archimedes Gallery | Spoke Art | Mondo | Boom! Studios | Nickelodeon

Published in the following:
Animal Adventurers Coloring Book *self published
Animal Adventurers Art Book *self published
Cricket Magazine, Oct 2018: Vol 26, Number 2.
1001 Knights Anthology - Three volume anthology featuring over 250 artists depicting strong characters and what it means to be a knight.
Crazy 4 Cult: Movie Art 2 with Gallery 1988
The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson 2016
Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Guest illustrator in David Peterson's - Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Vol 3 #2
Cover Artist for Adventure Time # 47, published by KaBOOM! Studios

Groups Organizations
PRISMA Artist Collective
Stealth Sandwich


Nicole grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska and spent her much of her time playing in the park across the street from her home. Her interest in wildlife and trees grew into a live long passion of the natural world and continues to be a theme in her artwork. In 2007 she graduated from Hastings College, Hastings, NE with a BFA. In 2013, Nicole and her husband relocated to the Pacific Northwest. These days Nicole enjoy's balancing her painting career with reading, camping, dungeons and dragons, and playing with her cats and dogs.


Past Events 2018:

Gallery 1988: Group Show "Animal Kingdom", Jan 6 & 7 2018. Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Nucleus: Group Show "Disney TV Animation Tribute Exhibition", Feb 24 2018. Los Angeles, CA
Nucleus Portland: Solo Show, March 10 - April 4th, 2018. Portland, OR
Crafty Wonderland Spring Event: May 5th, Free event 11-6pm at Oregon Event Center. 
Gallery 1988: Group Show "Paper Pushers", May 25 - June 2 2018. Los Angeles, CA
Rose City Comic Con: September 7-9th. Portland, OR
Small Press Expo: Comic Arts Festival, September 15-16th. Bethesda, MD
Mondo: Group Show "Silent Avery II", September 21st. Austin TX
Archimedes Gallery: Group show "Stormy Weather", November 3rd. Cannon Beach, OR
Euzine: Comics and Zine Fest: November 10th. Eugene, OR
Nucleus Portland: Group Show “Salute III”, November 16th. Portland, OR
DesignerCon: November 16-18 - Booth 239. Anaheim CA
Gallery 1988: Group Show “Crazy4Cult 12” Dec 7th - 29th. Los Angeles, CA
Crafty Wonderland Holiday Event: Dec 7-9th, 250+ handmade craftspeople at Oregon Event Center.

Past Events 2017:

Gallery 1988: Solo Show "Colorful Constructs", Opening Reception - March 10th 7-9PM, Show runs March 10th - April 1st. Los Angeles, CA
Archimedes Gallery: Group show "Spring Unveiling" featuring 5 new artworks inspired by the ocean, Show runs May 6th - June 10th. Cannon Beach, OR
Crafty Wonderland Spring Event: ONE DAY EVENT in Portland Oregon. May 20th, 11-6pm at the Oregon Event Center. 
Light Grey Art Lab: Group show "Wanderlust" featuring artwork inspired by travel. Opening May 26th. Minneapolis, MN
Gallery Nucleus: 4 Person Show "Flora & Fauna II" featuring artwork inspired by nature. Opening May 24th. Alhambra CA
Spoke Art: Group show "Bad Dads VIII" featuring artwork inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Opening Oct 27th. Portland, OR
Light Grey Art Lab: Group show "Calamity" (curated by Teagan White) featuring artwork inspired by hexes, prophecy and plagues. Opening Oct 27th. Minneapolis, MN
MondoCon 2017: Exhibiting artist, November 4-5th, Austin TX. 
Crafty Wonderland Spring Event: WEEKEND EVENT in Portland Oregon. December 8 (tickets only), 9th - 10th (free to public), 11-6pm at the Oregon Event Center.