Nicole Fontana has always loved the arts, especially painting. She pursued her dream by attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY on a President's Scholarship, where she received classical training in the fine arts. She spent a summer studying painting in Venice, Italy, before graduating from Pratt with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, earning a Certificate of Academic Excellence.

After school she launched her own company, Fontana Painting, LLC., which was based in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

She has recently relocated to Bend, OR.