Nicoletta Baumeister work deals with the creation of visual stories. Her work is fueled with the dual loves of realism and story-telling. This passion was first kindled through her education in both the arts and literature. After pursuing an education in both literature and visual art, Nicoletta settled on the painter's life. However, the realism that she loved was considered passe in art collage. She could not shake the creative need of realism,
"...I can’t shake my love of making something look real. In a way, spending the tremendous effort and time that it takes to depict a thing confirms it exists, that I know it, and by extension, that I exist! The magic of the studio is that, in the process of bringing into being an object, an idea, a question, I can extricate single gleanings of how my consciousness works. By becoming cognizant of those workings, I come to know myself."
Realism and a love of stories, exemplifies the approach she takes to the canvas.