Paulette's Paintings


I have a lot of credibility.

Group Art shows

2019 Wealth Management at Go Build Business, Los Angeles, California.

2019 Skidda Show, Mise en Place Gallery, Oakland, California.

2019 Blinky 40th Anniversary Show, CSUN.

2018 Channeling, Oakland, CA, Plein air demonstration and workshop with installation.

2017 Exquisite Pittoresco, Collaboration with Jeffrey Vallance and Victoria Reynolds, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Button Drawing in Jeffrey Vallance show at Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Art Basil LA, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Art Basil LA, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Interstate Projects Brooklyn, NY group show, curated by Important Projects.

2014 Erin and Paulette’s Art Show, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Elect Emily Wick and Paulette Nichols for Art, Rise Above Gallery, Oakland, CA

Solo Art Shows

2016 What Century are These Paintings From? Hayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco, CA

2012 Paulette’s Sh#t Show at Smokey’s Tangle, Oakland, CA


2015 Paulette Leads Oakland in Chomolungma Expedition,

2016 The Jeffrey Vallance Museum Interview Film,


2016 Hayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco, CA

Film Scores

Full score for 55-minute documentary film Life With Alex (Grey Parrot Studios, 2012)

Scene score for documentary film Buried Stories (Patina Films 2008)


“’92 Toyota Tercel” featured on Car Talk, National Public Radio, April 2009

“Now That Looks Like Fun”, theme song for Now That Looks Like Fun: Claw, Woof & Feathers?, Phoenix 2013

Parody commercial played on,, Internet, 2013

“Record Store Owners” written for Bubbles in the Think Tank radio show, and released on split 7” vinyl record for Record store day 2012, produced by WMFO

Dr. Foxmeat’s Radio Show, theme song 106.7 The Edge Humbolt County, California 2011

Do It All Dating Game, Nottingham Contemporary show, two theme songs, United Kingdom 2011

Let’s Paint TV musical episode and theme song, Los Angeles 2008

Smokey’s Tangle gallery theme song and songs for the group art shows “Imitation Zoo” and “Wild Prairie Art” at Smokey’s Tangle, Oakland 2009

Books and Writings

2015 Wrote and illustrated “children’s book”, Quackie, Self-Published.

2015 to present, Paulette’s Extremely Prestigious International Art Journal Weblog, articles on artists and exhibitions.

Performances & Broadcasts

Artist Talk: 2017, UCLA New Genres Class

2016 Hayes Valley Art Works

Performances on radio: WOMR, KZSU, Radio Valencia in San Francisco

Cable access show performances: Let’s Paint TV (Los Angeles), and Experimental Half Hour (Portland)

Local Community Performances : Hayes Valley Art Works, Smokey’s Tangle, U&I Liquors, The Book Zoo, Rise Above Graphics

Collaborations with: Session Americana, boatclub, Chandler Travis, Sonya Hunter, Erik Pearson, Let’s Paint TV

Album releases: The New Norte Americana 2010, Paulette Makes Large Amounts of Money Playing Music 2009, Paulette Plays Music, 2008, Rockridge 2003


Channel Arts Plein Air Demo June 22, 2018, Demonstrated Plein Air techniques and practices to attendees

Origami Teacher 2017 to 2018 Thornhill Elementary School after school program. Led weekly after school origami class.

Piano teacher from 1995 to 2015. Taught privately beginning and intermediate piano. Oakland and San Francisco


San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Arts, Music 1994