Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Gaitan Art: #humansofjhchamber

Nicole Gaitan of Nicole Gaitan Art shares her story in this entry for #humansofjhchamber.

My mom had noticed I was artistic and creative since day one, so she started me in art classes when I was little. I just drew horses over and over and over again. After the horse, I was painting all of the animals throughout high school. A lot of humans too, because I really liked painting the body. I’ve done a few humans over the past ten years, but not a ton. I’d love to get back to it.

I’m drawn to all the colors of the rainbow. There’s a saying ‘I can’t choose one favorite color, so I chose rainbow’ that I’ve used as a tagline. It’s interesting, because I always go for a neutral pallet when I’m starting out but somehow it always ends up super bright.

I made the jump to full-time artist three years ago. I had always tried but never thought it was a real possibility until I moved back to Jackson from California. To make it work, you have to travel a lot and try it out, but I think Jackson has been the best for me. The community here is just so accepting of artists and creativity.


This story is a part of #humansofjhchamber: As a part of her internship program with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Tanya Grover is shared her experiences working at the Chamber and interacting with Chamber members. Her Instagram campaign, #humansofjhchamber, places a focus on the faces of our local businesses and nonprofits. Learn about their inspirations, why they got started in their industry, and more! Find the Chamber on Instagram, @jhchamber. For information about the program, please contact Director of Membership, Elisabeth Rohrbach, or 307.201.2301