On the Art of Space and Light


There is nothing like sitting in the studio and getting a little lost in the work. I love when the colors on a canvas start to breathe life into not only my creativity, but into the environment of the workspace. The glow adds a sense of energy and excitement.

I also love having the space to wait for paint to dry! In other words I have another work station. While one piece is resting another is being whittled into something new. I can try new things and scatter dust all over. There isn’t a “no” to be found.

Even when my hand starts cramping and the buzzing sound begins to take over I move on to the laptop where the words can vivaciously spill out in a new form and with a new voice.

This can happen all in a day and it does. I must say, a newly acquired abundance of space and light goes a long way!

Nichole Donjè


Author: Finding True North

Nichole Donje is a interdisciplinary artist, activist and leader. A philosopher and self-exploration addict, Nichole is currently working on two books of art and poetry FINDING TRUE NORTH and LIFE POEMS. She is a visual artist and photographer. Nichole founded and ran the highly regarded New York City based independent theatre company TAPT/The Artist’s Playground Theatre, from 2006-2016. Serving as TAPT’s Artistic Director, Nichole worked diligently to support new and forgotten works that help shape the way we view the world around us. A recognized leader, Nichole served three terms as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Players and currently served on the Executive Committee. The Players is the oldest theatrical club in the country founded by such luminaries as Edwin Booth and Mark Twain "for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts". A key influencer of the Players current revitalization she has become an advocate for the art and livelihood of a social club. The Players not only honors yesterday’s and today’s luminaries of the performing arts, but also brings back the forgotten art of face to face relationships. Nichole is a member of SAG-AFTRA, LPTW/League of Professional Theatre Women, LeanInNYC, and The Players.

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