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Text or leave a voicemail at 630-743-1126, or send an email to Nicole@NicoleHansonArt.com.​

Nicole lives in Rochester, MN, which is Central Standard Time.

Artist and author Nicole Hanson empowers belivers to connect with God all throughout the day by using visual cues.

She is the author of 1 John: On Love, Obedience, and Side Effects of Salvation. This 23 day devotional includes 23 original watercolor line and wash paintings that become visual cues for the reader.

Nicole started blogging weekly devotionaly thoughts around 2014. Very soon, people began requesting that she write a devotional. Since she wrote these devotionals as reflections of her own quiet time, she did not have any ideas for a themed devotional and put the idea off.

In 2019, she began painting with watercolors after using pencil and acrylic most of her life. She loved the medium, and began taking commissions. These were very special projects for her, coming as requests from close friends and family. Customers began giving them as gifts, using them to decorate their homes and offices. Soon, Nicole decided to make her art more accessable by having prints made into cards and offered these to her email list. She liked the idea that now her hobby was funding itself.

The idea of writing a book continued nagging at her, so she gave it more thought and attention. By the end of 2020, she knew she wanted to write a devotional through 1 John. She began connecting Biblical ideas to paintings, so the images would serve as a visual cue, and thought others might benefit, too. Nicole knew she wanted her devotional to reflect this. She worked on it here and there, whenever she had time, but the bulk of work happened in the summer of 2022.

Nicole and her husband took the summer off and dove into their hobbies. With all day every day available, she dove into writing her book and painting the paintings, and within a month it was complete. She released it on Amazon, full of excitement.

She is writing other devotionals to follow the first, knowing that the visual cues will help Christians be intentional about connecting with God and growing their intimacy with Him. She also paints custom watercolors for Christians who want a customized cue to draw their attention back to God whenever they see their painting.

50 Word Bio

Artist and author Nicole Hanson empowers Christians to draw near to God by providing visual cues to remind them of Biblical truth and God’s character. Her book, 1 John: On Love, Obedience, and Side Effects of Salvation supplies the reader with 23 unique watercolor paintings to serve as visual cues.

100 Word Bio

Artist and author Nicole Hanson empowers Christians to draw near to God by providing visual cues to remind them of Biblical truth and God’s character.

Her book, 1 John: On Love, Obedience, and Side Effects of Salvation journies through the letter, supplying the reader with 23 unique paintings to serve as visual cues.

She also paints custom watercolors for Christians who want unique, personally meaningful paintings. Based on scripture, the truth you want to remember, and images you already associate with the truth, she carefully creates a custom piece you can display at home or at work. Commission yours today.


Interview Questions

As an Author and Artist
  • You started your career as a teacher, substitute taught, nannied, and worked at an administrative assistant. What caused you to focus on writing and painting?

  • How has your experience as an elementary teacher prepared you to write this devotional?

  • You have two different processes for creating paintings. Can you explain those?

  • Why do you create custom paintings?

  • What obsitcals have you faced in becoming an artist and author, and how did they resolve?

  • Why do you do this work in the first place?

Her Book
  • Tell us the story of writing your book, 1 John: On Love, Obedience, and Side Effects of Salvation.

  • How did you decide on the name for your devotional, "1 John: On Love, Obedience, and Side Effects of Salvation?

  • Who is your devotional for?

  • You intentionally added reflection questions to each day's reading in the devotional. Why?

Visual Cues
  • You talk a lot about drawing near to God, using visual cues, and practicing God's presence. What do you mean by that?

  • You tell a story about one of the first cues you set up for yourself when you were in High School. How did that come about?

  • How do your paintings serve as visual cues, drawing Christian's attention back to God?

  • What are some results Christians can expect to welcome when they use visual cues?

  • You use the acryonym D.R.A.W. Can you unpack that for us?

  • How can listeners use the power of visual cues TODAY?

  • How can our listeners learn more and be in a position to decide if visual cues will work for them?

  • How can we set ourselves up for success in practicing God's presence?

  • What are some practical steps and tips for getting started?

  • How can listeners set up their own visual cues?

  • What tips do you have for listeners who are going to take those steps and set up their own visual cues?

  • What can happen in terms of big results when believers choose to be intentional about their relationship with God?

  • How can we get started right now?

  • Tell me a story about a time a visual cue helped redirect you.

  • What other kinds of cues have you heard of or used yourself?

  • You have several ways people can purchase the visual cues you have already created. What are those?

  • You have a gift to offer our listeners. Tell us about that.

  • What action would you like our listeners to take in response to this today?

Personal
  • What have you learned about your own relationship with God through visual cues?

  • What have you learned about your own relationship with God in becoming an author and an artists?

  • What are some of your other favorite ways to draw your attention back to God?

  • What have you learned about your own relationship with God through visual cues?

  • What have you learned about your own relationship with God in becoming an author and an artists?

  • James 3:1 has been a cautionary verse for you. Tell us about that.