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‘I seek to capture the essence of the weather, natural structures and water through the use of oil paint. My paintings are a response to my fascination with wild places that are always at the mercy of the elements, the power, and drama of waves, skies and the edge of land. My starting point is drawing /painting on site in all weathers to get down the essential energy of the place and moment. These beginnings are developed into paintings on canvas in the studio using a mix of oil paint and other materials. The paint is layered allowing work to evolve over time, creating a rich history of colours and textures.’
Born in 1968, Nicola is a Sussex based artist who has traveled widely in the UK, Scandinavia, Iceland, New Zealand, India, Israel and South Africa, for inspiration.
She attended Maidstone College of Art until 1987 and Brighton Polytechnic until 1992 where she studied for the M.A. in Fine Art Printmaking.
Early in her career, Nicola worked as a scenic artist for theatres and production companies based in Chesham and Teddington.