Nicola is a British Artist, Illustrator and Designer, who grew up in North Devon, surrounded by beautiful countryside and stunning coastline. Growing up in such a glorious location has had a profound influence on her work as an Artist today. After a few years living and working in Buckinghamshire, then Staffordshire, she has returned to the west country to set up her studio at the foot of the Quantocks in Somerset.
Nicola studied at Winchester School of Art where she obtained a BA Honours degree in Fashion & Textiles. Studying as a textile student in Winchester has also had a great influence in her work today. There she developed a passion for fabric, pattern and above all, a love of colour. Colour and light are the most important qualities that influence every piece she creates. "Colour, light, texture and pattern often influence's one's mood and creates atmosphere". Within each artwork she tries to create an atmosphere or feeling, enabling the viewer to connect with a memory or perhaps be transported to the place depicted.
Nicola likes to work in various different media, such as watercolour, air brushed acrylic & pastels, but her absolute favourite has to be working in oils. "I love painting with oils, I find you can manupulate the paint easily to give beautiful atmospheric effects and love the luminosity it creates". She also enjoys combing the drawn or painted image with digital art and effects, often working in 'Adobe Illustrator' or 'Photoshop' to finish pieces off.
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