Rick Nilson

I love to paint every day and I strive to bring my paintings to light and to life. I set up a blog as a diary of my progress. In the process I have studied with the worlds best painters working today. Some of my paintings are in galleries.

“Creating big worlds with little brushes is a gas and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed painting them.”

I like to think that I am out here at the beach, kickin' back for all you good folks that can't. I have been a resident of The Outer Banks since 1987. I grew up in the glacial lakes region of South Dakota. I make mention of this in case you wonder why a guy living in a resort beach community paints sheep. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture. I have practiced as a landscape architect. In September of 2007 I picked up a paint brush and started painting. Now I can't imagine doing anything else. I am self taught with the brushes, but I had some great professors in Texas teach me about design and composition.

My prices are insane. I'm just like you. I've got DNA.

I do not accept commissions, but I am available for children's parties and funerals.

My Studio # is 1-252-261-1381


If I told you where I lived I would worry that you might come and kill me in my sleep.

All cottage paintings meet or exceed North Carolina building codes!

Operators on call 24-7.

(Void where prohibited by law)

(no salesmen will visit your home)

The large print giveth. The small print taketh away..


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502 South Croatan Highway

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

(milepost 8.5 on the by-pass)


KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios


Gallery Hours

MON - SAT:  10:00-5:00 

(Standart time hours  10:00-6:00 Spring through Fall) 

KDH Cooperative.com 

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