Nicole Thibodeau grew up in Pilar and Taos, New Mexico. She is the daughter of painter Rich Thibodeauand actress Karen Thibodeau. She received her BA in Studio Art from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and her MFA from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She has also received instruction at the Art Students League in New York, Lacoste School of the Arts in France, as well as from Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. In addition, she holds a Masters in English, and is a Library Assistant at the Hays Public Library. She currently resides in Hays with sculptor and co-conspirator Lance Wadlow. Her art is featured at ArtSpace Gallery in Marquette, Kansas. Her poetry is featured here, and here is a link to her blog, The Creative Lexicon.