Nick Vaaler is a young artist based in St. Louis who’s main art form is watercolor and ink paintings. Currently, he spends the school years in Lawrence, Kansas, enrolled in the Masters of Architecture program. Nick devotes all of his excess time into his small art-based business, which was started when he began painting portraits for friends during high school. He creates custom jackets, hand prints t-shirts, and designs stickers, pins, and other items under the moniker “frenchtoastnick” on instagram.
His watercolor paintings have developed a very distinct style, recognizable as his work instantly. Nick has spent the past year creating two series within his artwork: a red series painted throughout the school year and then a green series painted throughout the 2016 summer. He also wrote and self-recorded an instrumental album to reflect the tone of the artwork.