At the age of five, Kincs by Nicki, Founder and Designer Nichole “Nicki” Burton began her journey as an artist. A Columbus, Ohio native; Burton is a self-taught artist and designer who has turned her passion for drawing and painting into a sustainable enterprise. Burton’s creative instinct propels her to experiment with color and texture, producing a signature style that has evolved into a vibrant brand of wearable art that is far from ordinary.
A classic Kincs by Nicki creation is uniquely outstanding because Burton masterfully combines colors, textiles and cultural relevancy together to create pieces that resonate with its future owner. “Art should be appreciated; not discarded in a basement or lost in a jewelry box.” Keeping with her belief that each piece should be a one-of-a-kind work of art, she intentionally ensures that no one, hand-painted piece is the same. "Everything I create is intentional and meaningful to the entire collection.”
Burton’s process for creating new pieces manifest in the forms of dreams. “No pencil or stencil. It is all in my head.” It is no wonder that Nichole’s statement-making jewelry and clothing reflects the city that she inhabits and works in which is bedecked in culturally significance and imaginative representation. Over the course of her successful 20+-year career, Nichole has collaborated with designers, photographers, stylists, make-up artists and activists to highlight, enlighten and educate the significance and relevancy of African-American art.
Additionally, Nichole also operates a mobile art studio that turns any location into an art studio in minutes. She also hosts themed “Paint & Sip” events throughout the year.
She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, three adult children and one grandchild.