On Saturday, January 14, 2017 “Wolves Have No Kings” opened at Bar@548 (548 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL).  Wolves is an all-women group exhibition displaying over 40 works from artists who reside in the Tampa Bay Area.  “Flight of the Lotus,” one of Nicki’s favorite pieces of 2015 is on display and will be up until February 9th.
If you’re in the St. Pete area, please check out the show! Bar@548 has pool table, patio seating and a great vibe!  “Flight of the Lotus” (pictured below) is available for purchase as well! 😉
Thank you and have an art-filled day!

7 Paintings in Morean Arts Center “There’s No Time Like the Presents” Group Exhibition

Nicki and her Mom at the opening reception.

Seven of Nicki’s latest paintings are currently on display in the Morean Arts Center’s group exhibition, “There’s No Time Like the Presents.” The exhibit features several local artists, with the art displayed in a retail store fashion (without title-tags for each piece).

Thankfully, anyone familiar with Nicki’s work will be able to spot her pieces, three of which hang near the window facing Central Avenue (see photos).
This is Nicki’s first group show in Florida, having participated in 5 group shows from 2009-2013 while living in Los Angeles.  She is grateful to have the opportunity to show her works in her hometown of St. Petersburg!

Nicki La Rosa at Morean Arts Center Nov. 2016

The Morean Arts Center

10am-5pm Monday through Saturday
Noon-5pm on Sundays.

719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701



“Anywalls”- Good for brain and heart!

Activate “Anywalls” with abstract stimulation! The walls of waiting reptileseaandsunfunrooms. Office lobbies. Doctor’s offices. Children’s hospitals. Children’s rooms / play rooms.  Hotel lobbies. Pre-K through High schools. “ANYWALLS” are walls in any space that yearn for attention – they are usually devoid of stimulating imagery.  Why not stimulate the human imagination by adding an abstract painting packed with hidden imagery.  Finding all the creatures is a game unto itself.

Imagine spending an hour or more in a waiting room with your child awaiting medical attention. As you stare at the wall, all you see is a faded print of an old clay vase which even in its prime didn’t stimulate or distract you from the fact that you were in a waiting room. In fact, it only added visual insult to injury.

What if, instead you could gaze upon a painting that actually stimulated your senses? Well, it’s a dream of mine to get my artwork up on these otherwise bland ‘Anywalls.’  Please message me if you have any ideas or feel inspired to help make this happen!

Lovingly and gratefully,


“Victory Candy” and how it led to the Hollywood Art Center Murals

Victory Candy.by Nicki La Rosa“Victory Candy” 2009

I painted Victory Candy when I was working at the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles in 2009.

It caught the eye of the manager of the Lankershim Arts Center in NoHo (North Hollywood) who then asked me to paint murals in the bathrooms for the arts center! She said she wanted the center to look “artsy!”  I was so grateful for the opportunity. I was giddy!
It took me just under 55 hours.
Veteran Scenic Artist  and Gallery 800 Curator Denis Olsen gave me some great guidance and tools for large scale jobs like that. It was a blast and the murals stayed up for two years!  Extra awesome was the exposure of my work to the Production Designers, Art Directors, Scenic Artists, Illustrators and Set Designers of big Hollywood films (members of the Art Directors Guild) whom I respect immensely!  Dreams come true…
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“A Lotus Blooms in Tampa Bay” Exhibition Complete ~

“A LOTUS BLOOMS IN TAMPA BAY,” had it’s last moments on the walls of the Bamboozle Tea Lounge March 12, 2015.  As I gently removed each peace, a tender wave of deep gratitude washed over me.  For an entire month, some of my most cherished paintings and captured moments were activated by a public audience.  I’m honored and moved by the supportive community of friends new and old, local businesses, and the abundance of social media fans who sent their good vibes from as far away as Hawaii! Yesterday’s Tampa Tribune ran a wonderful piece written by Laura Cone about the exhibit and my history.  You can find the March 11, 2015 Tampa Tribune article here.

Many of the pieces featured from the exhibit are still available for purchase.
PLEASE use the ‘contact artist’ button for inquiries. 
Even after the exhibit comes down, sales from these pieces will go to the causes below.

10% of sales will be donated to the Centre for Girls, a program of the Centre for Women, Inc.
Additional 10% of sales will be donated to Team Jackson Fighting Osteosarcoma.

SPECIAL THANKS TO Tim Gibbons and Jayne Lisbeth for arranging the show for me at the charming and delicious Bamboozle Tea Lounge Channelside!!

Whalecome Home 2003

Whalecome Home

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“Whalecome Home” is an early piece painted for my brother, Jonathan in San Diego circa 2003. The title came to me after the purple whale popped out at me. He is somewhat leaning in as I imagine a butler might to offer to take one’s coat. Other parts of the painting have always indicated the gathering of creatures was a joyous reunion of some kind. Especially the yellow smiling mop-like gal standing just behind the butler whale. What do you see? I hope you enjoy Whalecome Home as much as I did painting it! Thank you for lending your eyes and heart to the image. It’s only as alive when you gaze upon it!


Fine Art and Photography of Nicki La Rosa

10% of sales will be donated to the Centre for Girls, a program of the Centre for Women, Inc.
Additional 10% of sales will be donated to Team Jackson Fighting Osteosarcoma.

February 12 – March 12, 2015
at the Bamboozle Tea Lounge Channelside