About Nicole

Earth is Art. The Photographer is the only Witness. Yann Arthus-Bertrand

About Me

I have called The Carolinas home for more than 25 years. From the Appalachian Mountains to the coastal lowcountry, one doesn’t have to travel far to bask in all that nature has to offer. I am a construction industry professional by trade and photographer by heart.

The intricate details of a scene attract my attention; it might be the light teasing me to a spot hidden away or the texture of a simple subject or the pondering of a reflection or a shadow that changes as you step toward it.

I am a self-taught photographic artist working with film in the late eighties to transitioning to digital in 2008. My recent practice has been to capture in camera, light and motion with slow shutter speeds, long exposures and intentional blur or false focus along with works of shadows and capturing hearts in everyday elements. 

There has to be more that you derive from an image than just documentation of being in a certain place or time. If the image provokes thought or questions or stirs desire; there is where I find success of my art.

Where to See

LOWCOUNTRY ARTISTS GALLERY          148 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC

A pioneer in gallery ownership by nine local artists, The Lowcountry Artists Gallery is the oldest artist-owned gallery in Charleston. This cutting-edge gallery showcases exceptional work by selected local artists and entices national and international collectors with multiple styles and subjects.

Open daily and staffed by artists/owners, make plans to stay a while, meet the artists, and select your personal Lowcountry treasure!


CATCHLIGHT GALLERY          118 N Jefferson Ave,  West Jefferson NC

The Catchlight Gallery is dedicated solely to the art of photography.  In the spring of 2012, photographer Nicole Robinson decided to create a space where talented photographers would have the opportunity to display and sell their work.

A beautiful gallery space grew from a dream into a wonderful reality, evolving into a haven which became available to photographers and the viewing public in the arts district of downtown West Jefferson. This amazing space is still home to a number of fantastic photographic artists.

Exhibits and Honors

  • 2024 Charleston Style and Design Feature: Storytelling
  • 2023 September: Wickford Art Association: From Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • 2023 June Feature: Wave Therapy: Lowcountry Artists Gallery 
  • 2021 Academy Center of the Arts: National Juried Photography Exhibit:Best in Show
  • 2021 Gallery 26: Vendue Hotel:  Community Collection
  • 2021 16th Annual BW Spider Awards: Honorable Mention
  • 2021 September Feature: Dusk to Dawn:  Lowcountry Artists Gallery
  • 2020 August Feature: Shore Thing:  Lowcountry Artists Gallery
  • 2020 N. Charleston City Gallery:  Solo Exhibit:  Abstraction: Tidal Obsession
  • 2017-23 Annual Spider B/W Awards Nominee
  • 2019 Maryland Federation of Art: Stormy Weather
  • 2019 Fuji PrintLife: Grand Central Station NYC
  • 2019 March Featured Artist: Lowcountry Artists Gallery: Tidal Obsession
  • 2018 Wanderlust:  Long Island Photography Gallery
  • 2016-17 Souvenirs of Summer: Fabulon Gallery
  • 2017 Not Your Typical Love Story: Fabulon Gallery
  • 2016 I Live Here: Fabulon Gallery
  • 2016-19 Charleston Artis Guild:  Juried Signature Exhibit
  • 2016-19 Charleston ArtsFest:  Black White/Mono 
  • 2015 Center for Fine Art Photography:  Water Exhibit
  • 2012-14 Appalachian Mountain:  Photography Competition Finalist
  • 2012 The Lansing Project