Nicole Whalen

Art Curator

Naples, FL
B.A. Art Therapy, University of Tampa

Focus & Skills

Source, select, and curate art collections

Lead discovery process



Social Responsibility

Art Facilitator for Memory Care Art Classes

Top 5 Reads

  1. The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
  2. Art Heals by Shaun McNiff
  3. Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland
  4. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  5. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Best Design Tip

Consider where you are and how your actions will not only enhance the visual aesthetic of the space, but the life of those who use it.

Favorite Pattern

Anything Art Deco inspired.

Hidden Talent

I was an orthopedic surgical assist in my past professional life.

Me in One Word


Most Inspiring Trip

My passport is currently a beautiful blank slate; that trip is waiting for me on the horizon.

Weirdest Thing in my Bag

A Lego astronaut figure

I Could Teach a Class on

Experimental painting techniques

CID Value I Most Align With