nicole m. backus

a little painting i did to celebrate the birthday of my fake son and favourite land shark, @phelpshenry5.
get your advance ticket packages now! (you’re pretty much guaranteed to see movies that will be oscar-nominated like crazy.)
@maribethguzzo , it’s a good thing that you were born, or these silly hats would make no sense at all. we love love love you. xxx ooo
the adorable, brand-spanking-new married couple, mr. and mrs. leroy. (and by brand-spanking-new i don’t mean, like, spanking-spanking, all you pervs out there.) wishing you a life filled with mai tais and unicorns. have a gorgeous honeymoon! xxx
on a bat cruise near congress street bridge in austin, with some of my very favourite people in the whole world. (i like bats. so sue me.)
birthday fun for @rothmeijerjulie with a whole pack of crazy wolves.
leaving painting/creative direction shortly to follow my dream career path of playing the tambourine onstage at the british ambassador’s residence. i have you to thank for it, @lizzywalkerconroy. and p.s., incredibly fun evening at the v. beautiful ambassador’s residence to support one of the most worthy causes. #invictusgames #britishembassydc
khalid in baltimore, thank you @marycullhoernig and @hdistef. (the rain was a pushy bastard and insisted on front row seats.)
a tiny memorial day painting i did for the fabulous (and fabulously patriotic) henry family.
hat party with the loveliest ladies. xxx and thanks, @salliehess
the varied wildlife of south carolina.
in honour of this year’s met gala (“heavenly bodies: fashion and the catholic imagination”), a mixed media piece i did of rasputin for the very talented musician, @jondotdot (one complicated man writing a musical about a REALLY complicated man).
@swigsafe ready to dip my toes into summer with my #swigsafe . maintain your party swag and be safe with swigsafe.
throwing down at A Vintage Affair, to benefit Children’s National. wildly successful evening. well done, @kimballstroud and @annehpolk for making this amazing event happen, and thank you, @bovim1234 and @lizzywalkerconroy , for including me.
loving on the first amendment, crushing on SO MANY celebs, bogarting all the lobster rolls, and causing a TINY little bit of an international incident at the United Talent Agency Celebration of America’s Journalists at fiola mare. thank you, @kimballstroud @stroudkimball — you create magic events.
in texas, there’s never a wrong time to drink tequila. apparently. @123organictequila @tqlaman @mhoernig
so happy to be a part of this 2018 #refugeesinternational event, raising money and awareness for vulnerable displaced persons all around the globe. @hamdi.ulukaya gave an amazing, heartfelt speech, and @waterson_sam brought all the feelings we need to feel about refugees. well done and thank you, @bovim1234.
another large nude i finished recently. its almost five feet tall and so, SO mixed media. (like, there’s nothing that’s not in this baby except maybe goat’s blood and buttercream frosting.)
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