Hello! Welcome to my website. My name is Nicole Aimi and I currently reside in Houston, Texas, USA. I am a 20 year old artist who was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I am half Filipina, half Brazilian & Irish.
I have always been drawn to art, whether it was creating my own or created by someone else. It's amazing that we can express ourselves through so many different mediums and have completely different outcomes. Art created based on experience, dreams, emotions, etc. is amazing and free one way or another. In my opinion art is the most beautiful outcome of human expression, other than love. Arts are one of the few things that can be understood or loved from any background, upbringing, culture, gender, etc. It helps us connect with one another, and that in itself is a marvelous opportunity.
Ever since I could remember, I have loved to sing. In my wildest dreams, I perform live all over the world, touching people with the music i've written since I was 8 years old. Every day I am working step by step towards this dream. I pray that God blesses me with the opportunities to live it out along with opportunities to inspire and help people all across the globe. My love for music extends farther than just singing and songwriting. I began learning guitar in the 6th grade and continue to learn to master it. (far from it currently, to be honest.) Piano is another joy of mine, and I am getting better every day. I aspire to continue to learn and master guitar and piano, as well as one day learn violin, bass, and other instruments. I have learned a bit of audio engineering through logic 9, and have started experimenting with producing on Ableton live. I plan to further my learning on producing, mastering, and engineering as a whole. I will never stop learning and mastering all forms of music.
Beginning with doodling in elementary, I've always felt the urge to design anything my hands could touch. That turned into drawing comics, people, animals, abstract designs, etc. I started really painting in middle school and it has continued ever since. I am self taught and get inspired by many different sources, but mostly self experience and emotion. Sometimes, painting is the only way I can feel better to get my mind off of worldly problems. There is something insanely serene with being able to zone into a piece and disconnect from the world. What is almost more enjoyable than creating my art is connecting with the people that enjoy it and interpret it in their own ways! It is still crazy to me that what I create can leave an impact on someone else's life.
Since a little girl I have always loved to photograph or video tape literally anything I found slightly interesting. Growing up, I took photos of beautiful things, from nature, to people. To be honest I didn't think I was very good at it, so I gave up. I didn't rediscover my love for photography until a very good friend and mentor suggested it in August of 2017. Since then, my interest and passion in photography has come back even stronger and with much more inspiration. I fell in love with photography again but especially for the reason of taking photos of beautiful people. It's so much fun to create with amazing people, it always feels like we're just hanging out. The fact that pure magic comes out of that, and I can make people realize how beautiful they are from those photos, now that is priceless. Many people think that photographing people is easy, just point and shoot, make the model pose like this or that. What those people don't realize is that you need to make your model feel comfortable AND beautiful. They need to be able to see what you see. I can bring that to life, and make that reality. It is incredibly rewarding. I aspire to photograph editorial style for fashion magazines, but I know that my passion will probably extend further than just that. I am excited to see where my photography takes me. I thought I loved being in front of the camera, but being behind the camera is equally, if not even more exciting.