ALL MY ARTWORK IS REGISTERED COPYRIGHT WITH ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTS OWNERS, OR ORIGINALS OWNERS CAN NOT COPY, REPRODUCE, REDISTRIBUTE, TRANSMIT, OR MANIPULATE IN ANY WAY MY PAINTINGS WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER , NICOLE JEAN-LOUIS.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from the Almighty. All gifts that truly bless us are God’s gifts…” James 1:17
My name is Nicole Jean-Louis, my maiden name is Nicole Faublas. I was born in Port-au –Prince, Haiti.
When I was nine years old, my grandfather, Luc Beauboeuf, inspired me to discover my artistic talent. Every sketch that I’ve made was greeted with profuse praises by my grandfather. “Draw me some more”, he will say to me. Every day after school, I will rush to draw more and more for him. Then, he would help me with my math problems. In my early schooling at Sacred Heart, my favorite subjects were Math and Drawing. As an artist, I love to incorporate Geometry, Physics, in my drawings as much as I can. For example, when I paint my landscape, I want to align the horizon with the sea level as straight as possible.
In Haiti, we were five siblings: Gladys, Nicole, Micheline, Edith, and Serge Faublas, our only brother. One day, my father, Jean Faublas, gather us all to go hiking in a mountain surrounding Port-au-Prince. The mountain’s name is “Morne de l’Hopital”. My father told us that we would go to the top where there is a hotel at “Boutilier”. This was a memorable experience. We met farmers working on the fields. Some farmers build terraces. We meet women descending the mountain with baskets on their heads, loaded with farm products. The women wore blue denim dresses, with a colorful piece of cloth wrapped around their waist. There were naked children playing by their thatched houses. At ten years of age, it was fascinating for me to see the children’s skin and hair were of similar color, red-brown like the ground. The air smelled like Haitian soda. In the late 1955’s era, the mountain sides located near Port-au-Prince were not constructed and invaded by outsiders as in this modern day era.
In 1964, fleeing the Duvalier Regime, my whole family migrated to Zaire, Africa. I spend a year in Zaire, completing my terminal secondary class. Then my father sent me at Hampton, Virginia. I attended Hampton Institute, presently known as Hampton University, majoring in Biochemistry. I spoke little English. The following year, I stayed in New York with my older sister, Gladys. I did not pursue Art in college. Instead, I choose Science. After many interruptions, (like wedding, travel, birth), I finally received a Bachelor in Science degree at Hunter College in 1978. I am a Medical Laboratory Technologist by profession, specializing in Chemistry. From 1978, to 2007, I worked in Chemistry at different hospitals in the Bronx: North Central Bronx Hospital, Einstein, Jacobi, and Montefiore Hospital. I painted occasionally for dear friends, my sisters and brother, my granddaughter, Guenett (“Three Generations” painting; I also painted for my niece’s and nephew’s wedding presents, and for decors in my new house.
When I retired in 2007, my husband and I went to live in Jacmel, Haiti, his hometown. Jacmel is a picturesque town by the beaches. Its environment inspired me to take my brushes again. Painting became my favorite past time. From 2007 to 2010, I painted over thirty paintings. I embrace all styles: landscape, personalized portrait, every day occurrence, folkloric dance, history.
Haiti that I know before the earthquake of January 2010, will be beautiful again. I have to show Haiti’s panoramic scenery, everyday life, its historic moments like: “Ceremony of Bois Caiman, 1791”, “ Mad Dogs chasing fugitive slaves'. I have to show some of Haiti’s heroic figures like: Toussaint Louverture, Jean Jacques Dessalines.
I have three children: Richard, Sabrina, Stanley. I have four grandchildren: Kinshasa, Guenett, and Tsehai, and Mossiah.
NOTICE of Copyright 2011:
ALL ARTWORK ( ALL PAINTINGS) IS COPYRIGHT TO THE ARTIST NICOLE JEAN-LOUIS, AND AS SUCH, IS PROTECTED BY U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MAY NOT BE COPIED, REPRODUCED, REDISTRIBUTED OR TRANSMITTED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER.
Please E-mail me, if you are interested in Pro-Metallic (glossy) print of my work, I will be happy to make arrangements with you.
July 2011, International Africain Arts Festival, in Brookyn.
Raymar Fine Fine Art Competition Entries - 2010-2011.
VENUES AND PUBLICATIONS:
Some of my artworks have been featured in venues and publications:
1. That includes my artwork, THE MAKING OF THE HAITIAN FLAG, which is displayed (with my permission) on the back cover of an English edition of Mme. Odette Roy Fombrun’s booklet, THE HISTORY OF THE HAITIAN FLAG: THE FLAG OF INDEPENDENCE. This booklet translated from French to English by Christopher Phillips, entered in publication on…
My artwork is also featured on the publications page of THE FLAG HERITAGE FOUNDATION’s website. David F. Phillips is listed as one of the current trustees of the organization.
2. My artwork, HAITIAN WOMAN 2, has been used (with my permission) in fliers, advertisement, and program announcement for a fundraising organized for Haiti, on April 8, 2013, at the San Diego Repertory Theater. This fundraising is sponsored by St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, La Jolla, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Del Mar Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, San Diego, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego All Souls Episcopal Church, and Point Loma.
A stage reading entitled, “HAITI’S CHILDREN OF GOD”, by Lorey Hayes, directed by Claudio Raygoza, was presented to benefit Haitian Earthquake Relief.
Metallic prints of some of my other artworks have been displayed for sale on the lobby of the Theater.
3. My book,” HISTORY AND CULTURE OF HAITI” was featured at the 2013 Beijing Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 28 – September 2, 2013.