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  • 1991-1992 : Fine Arts School Blot, in Reims, France

  • Diploma of Decorator Painter (Trompe l'oeil, Faux finish, faux bois, faux marbre)

  • 1990-1991 : Fine Arts School, in Brussels, Belgium

  • Life drawing and sculpture

  • 1988-1989: Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles (Fine art foundation)

  • 1990 : Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Fine Art)


(386) 402.8673
199 Downing Street
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168


-May 2021: ''TROUBLE IN PARADISE'', Juried call to Artists. With participation of Beaux Arts Central Florida Artists. Location: Jane's Art Center (Gallery Space), 199 Downing St, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

-February 2021: ''UNFORSEEN JOURNEYS'', with participation of Beaux Arts Central Florida Artists. Location: Jane's Art Center (Gallery Space), 199 Downing St, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

-December 2020: ''RED #2'', an International Group Show. Juried call to Artists. Location: Jane's Art Center (Gallery Space), 199 Downing St, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

-June 2020: '' BLOOM'', an International Group Show 

Featured Artists : Tim Ludwig ( American Ceramist), Nicolas Gheur (Belgian Painter), Katherine Parfet (American Painter), Mike Nelson (American Ceramist), Julie Latayan (American Ceramist), Joaquin Restrepo (Colombian Sculptor), Elodie M Richard (French Painter), Robert Shirk (American Painter), Ev Niewoehner (American Painter), Suzanne Frank (American artist, Hand Stitched Fabric Paintings), Gail Bokor (American Painter), David David Figueroa (Puerto Rican Sculptor), Randy Akers (American Painter)

Location: Jane’s Art Center, 199 Downing Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

February 2020: ''RED #1'', an International Group Exhibition featuring Mateo Blanco (Columbia), Nicolas Gheur (Belgium), Elodie M Richard (France), Kim Hover (USA), Katherine Parfet (USA), Gail Bokor (USA), David David Figueroa (Puerto Rico). Location: Jane's Art Gallery, 199, Downing Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

December 2019: ''Gratia Anima'', International Art Exhibition featuring Joaquin Restrepo (Columbian Sculptor), Nicolas Gheur (Belgian Painter), and Elodie M Richard (French Painter). Location: Jane's Art Gallery, 199, Downing Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Take a Virtual Tour of ''Gratia Anima'' International Art Exhibition:

October-November 2019: ''Animalia'', a solo exhibition at Jane's Art Gallery, 199 Downing Street, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

From December 2017 to  January 2018: Solo Exhibition of a Still Life series at the Cinematique of Daytona Beach (Florida)

From July 10th to August 10th 2016: Group exhibition,  “Figuratively Speaking”, at the Art League of Daytona Beach (Florida). Nicolas exhibits ''Guruji''  (portrait of Yoga Master from India) A Celebration of the Spirit and Diversity of The Human Form.


-March 2020: Nicolas was invited to participate in the 35x35 art project by the Copelouzos Family Art Museum, a privately owned contemporary art Museum based in Athens, Greece. His piece will become part of the museum's permanent collection and will be published as part of a book on the project.

The museum is a private contemporary art museum based in Athens, Greece, owned by Dimitris Copelouzos’ family. Its collection contains a significant number of art works created by established, and also emerging contemporary artists, covering different art movements (pop art, figurative, abstract, etc.). The collection contains art works created by artists from Europe (e.g. Hirst, Leger), USA (e.g. Lichtenstein, Wesselmann, Rauschenberg), Latin America (e.g. Botero, Matta) and Asia (e.g. Yayoi Kusama, Zhang Xiaogang).

April 4th 2019: Nicolas was selected to  present ''Sandhill Crane Triptych'' and ''Queen of the Night'', at Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) First Thursday of the Month Art Event.

Theme of the month: Florida grown. Nicolas received an ''Honorable Mention'', for his submission.



-January 2022 to June 2022:  Cobb Cole Law Firm, DeLand, Florida.

Serving clients in Daytona Beach, DeLand, and the surrounding areas of Florida,

Cobb Cole is a pillar in the local legal landscape.  This firm has built a strong tradition,

based on the unique vision of attorney William M. Cole back in 1925.  For nearly 100 years, 

Cobb Cole has been providing best-in-class legal service in a range of legal matters for 

businesses and individuals.


2016: Nicolas an his wife Elodie start their Private Art Studio,  L' Atelier d'Esther, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. There they both create Contemporary Original Artworks, and also offer their skills and expertise in Decorative Painting and Murals.



2007: Self-present: self employed

  • Leading 3 houses restoration and decoration projects in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

  • Working on houses restorations  projects in Winter Park, Florida. 



1997-2006 : Independent Artist Muralist

Los Angeles, CA

  • Some clients like having custom murals painted within the rooms of their homes and therefore require his expertise as a muralist rather than a typical interior designer

  • Has completed multiple inspiring large-scale murals on private residences as well as commercial retail.

  • Techniques used : a fresco, faux finish, and fine art painting.


1995-1997 : Independent Fine Art Artist - Muralist

Brussels, Belgium

  • Decorative painting for private residences.

  • 16 century home restoration.

  • Worked on fine art.


1994-1995: Independent Fine Art Artist - Faux Finish Muralist

Santiago, Chile

  • Commissioned for Dr. Marten’s retail store.

  • Decorative painting of interior and exterior

  • Trompe l’oeil and faux finishes.


1993-1994: Independent Artist – Muralist

Los Angeles, CA

  • Various works for private residences and commercial retail.

  • Letter sign painting for business exterior, faux marble finish on studio floor.

  • Faux painting, trompe l’oeil, fine art.




  • The ability to develop individual ideas and collaborate with others as a work team

  • Strong observational, research and analytical skills

  • Creative problem solving

  • An openness to new influences and concepts

  • Professional experience with divergent cultures

  • How to set up in business and entrepreneurship

  • Specific practical and creative techniques knowledge, such as painting, drawing, print and sculpting

  • Use of different types of equipment and processes from hand tools to welding gear

  • Participation to art competitions and exhibitions which provides experience of working to briefs, meeting deadlines and using organizational skills.



FIELD OF EXPERIENCE : Fine arts, murals, sculpture, wood work, project management, Customer service, Bilingualism English/French, House restoration, Framing, team work, adaptability to divergent cultures, travels and the outdoors.


Caroline Firket

Private Collector, Dubai

Jean-Paul and Sylvie Gheur

Private Collector, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Oria Jamar de Bolsee

Private Collector, Spa, Belgium

Eleni and Bob Longwell

Private Collector, Orlando, Florida

Ange Esquerre

Private Collector, Santiago, Chile

Chris Belflower

Private Collector, DeLand, Florida

John Gheur

Private Collector, Los Angeles, California

Nathalie and Jacques Esquerre

Private Collector, Santiago, Chile

Adrien Gheur

Private Collector, Singapore


Charles Lewis (in Los Angeles and in Argentina, private residences)

Maggy Calhoun (Spiritually Boutique in Los Angeles)

Patricia Kelley (Private residence in Los Angeles)

Milton Jupiter (Private residence in Beverly Hills)

Maleves Sainte Marie (Private 16th Century residence in Belgium)












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