John Michael Carter & B Nicole Klassen

Past Exhibition

  • Starts November 30, 2018 1:49 PM EST
  • Ends January 5, 2019 1:49 PM EST
  • Eisele Gallery


This year Eisele Gallery is excited to bring you two solo exhibitions to kick off the Holiday Season. Beginning on November 30th, over 30 new paintings by John Michael Carter will be on view, along with 19 new paintings by B. Nicole Klassen. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 30th from 5pm-8pm at Eisele Gallery. Both John Michael Carter and B. Nicole Klassen will be in attendance to chat about their exhibitions and to answer questions.



John Michael Carter was born in Chicago. He showed an interest in drawing at an early age and began his studies at 15 with his father E. L. Carter, a commercial artist and illustrator. After graduation from high school he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.


In 1970 Carter continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. There he studied the major classical schools of drawing and painting with Reynolds Brown, Harry Carmean, and Lorser Feitelson . He received his B.F.A. in 1972. Carter has had many shows in galleries all over the country. His wide range of subject matter covers landscapes, still life, figurative painting, and portraiture. His portraits include senators, governors, university presidents as well as corporate and civic leaders.


In addition to Carter’s love of figurative painting, he enjoys the street scenes and landscapes he discovers in his travels here and abroad.


Mr. Carter has been a frequent guest instructor at art workshops across the country, including the Scottsdale Artist School since 1990, the Dallas Arts League and the Cincinnati Arts Club. His thorough classical training and experience in drawing and painting gives him the technical expertise for superb instruction.


He is a master signature member of Oil Painters of America and serves on the board of directors of that organization.



A traditional still life and figure painter, B. Nicole Klassen received art schooling at San Jose State University where she is proud to have had Maynard Dixon "Dick" Stewart as an instructor. She further developed her skills under the instruction of the brilliant painter, Robert K. Semans.


Nicole had her first one-person show in 1994 at the Alma Gilbert Gallery in Burlingame, has exhibited at the New Masters Gallery and Gallery Elite, both in Carmel, and also the previous location of the Bingham Gallery in San Jose, all these in California.  She has had four more one-person shows at Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts in Massachusetts. Her work was in two group shows at the Cahoon Museum of Art in Massachusetts and five more at the Triton Museum of Art in California, one at which she received their Bronze Award and thrice an Honorable Mention.   Nicole currently exhibits at Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel, California,  Robert Paul Galleries in Stowe, Vermont, Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and Aspen Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.


Collectors hold Nicole's pieces in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Some notable acquisitions are a still life bought by Alma Gilbert to hang in the house of the late Maxfield Parrish, and a Madonna purchased and displayed by The Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. She received honors from the Art Renewal Center for three still lifes and a figure piece. These paintings are published in their 2005, 2011 and 2016 catalogs. In addition, Nicole was twice a finalist in International Artist magazine's still life competition and her pieces appear in the October/November 2005 and October/November 2008 issues. The editor asked her to write an article and demonstration, which is published as a ten-page article in the June/July 2007 issue.  She has another ten-page article published in the August/September 2010 International Artist magazine.  Nicole was also featured as one of the nation's "Leading Ladies of Painting" in the January 2006 issue of American Art Collector.


Nicole has always been enthralled by the art of the old masters. She spent two trips to Europe studying the paintings in the great museums.  She is constantly striving to perfect her art by studying the masters of our time and the past.