Nicole Ray is an artist and illustrator based in southeast Michigan. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York and Trinity College in Connecticut.
Nicole creates a line of whimsical art prints and paper goods infused with a playful sense of humor under the name Sloe Gin Fizz. Her work presents a charming cerebral mix of fanciful animals and cozy interiors in a world of hand-drawn illustrations. Detailed line work and strong colors rule in scenes that are highly accessible, infused with humor and a strong narrative quality.
Nicole’s daily rhythms are fueled by bottomless cups of coffee, towering stacks of books and ginger-filled dreams of savory and sweet. She and her mister live in a log cabin on a lake with a border collie and an ever-changing network of critter friends.