Back at it with another new Grant Winner Artist Profile, we’re excited to introduce to you all the extremely talented Nicole Holderbaum. Dubbed with the nickname “Nico Suave,” Nicole is a savvy artist and muralist, who is proudly based in Phoenix, AZ. The Swisher Sweets Artist Project got an opportunity to catch up with Nicole at the Phoenix Rising Festival in Jacksonville, FL.

During our short interview, Nicole spoke about her love for art and how it started when she was just a young girl, what it takes to turn your passion into your livelihood, her desire to inspire as many people as possible, and more!

Watch the interview below and be sure to follow Nicole on IG: @nicosuavalicious