A favorite for both locals and tourists, Nic's has a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere. Amazing food, superb wine and friendly staff make our restaurant a perfect experience for anyone at any time of year. Nic's offers mouth watering steaks, chicken, Italian, fresh seafood and steamed crabs. Nic's serves a variety of appetizers and our popular New England style clam chowder— a local favorite.
Address: 925 N. Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: 928 634-9626
Donna began painting in 1996, taking grant writing classes during her tenure with the artist co-operative Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst, near Yosemite National Park, CA. She took classes weekly for 4 years with Gallery Owner, Joan Brumley, at Bass Lake, CA, assisting her in organizing Art Workshop Events for many years. She regularly participates in Professional Art Workshops from artists such as Tom Lynch, Rose Edin, Joseph Bohler, and Alvaro Castagnet. She is a current member of the Arizona Watercolor Association where she serves on the Board as the Exhibitions Director and serves on the Board of the Arizona Art Alliance as the Grants Management Director and is a juried member. Art has always played a major role in her personal development. She was in the Chamber of Commerce industry for eleven years, (eight years as a CEO) focusing on Tourism Development, Economic Development and grants for Main Street re-development. Communities grow where Culture and the Arts are strong. She supports Local First Arizona and focuses her grant writing to assist Arts & Culture, Artists, and Art Therapy Outreach Programs.
I began art classes as a means of therapy-without realizing it. The transforming power within this creative process allows the release of creative energy that has a healing effect. I love the way visual art can speak without words and be influential and motivating. I am intrigued with Watercolor because of its free-flowing nature. My sketchbook is my fiery journey through the unknown- the sketches create the sparks that fuel the finished painting(s). Having had a rather unconnected childhood and painting gives me a sense of 'place'. My work is upbeat, colorful, and expressive. My inspiration comes from all things vintage, nature, and water, reflecting everyday moments or destinations that impact thought. If art or grant writing can assist with the needs in the world, then I am fulfilled. At the end of a day, no matter the outcome, smile and be incredibly thankful to say "It is okay- as an artist within, I will never be without."