Artistic Style: Loose Watercolour
Artistic Subjects: Botanical
Artistic Medium: Watercolour
Nicky is based in Buckinghamshire working and teaching from her studio at Westbury Art Centre and other beautiful and prestigious art school venues including Pure Artworks Studio.
Nicky is an encouraging tutor who enthusiastically inspires others to enjoy and progress their skills in the exciting medium watercolour and other related painting and drawing mediums. She aims to help you improve your understanding of watercolour painting technique and encourages you to loosen up your painting style so you can get the most out of this exciting and often challenging painting medium and bring your watercolours to life
INSPIRED BY NATURE & IGNITED BY COLOUR
Nickys radiant and beautiful paintings are ‘realism with a touch of romance’, capturing the essence of the subject in a colourful, expressive and impressionistic style. Her painting and illustration skill set is diverse due to the influence of 2 decades designing print patterns for textiles for interiors and fashion. Styles range from refined botanical floral studies and graphical illustrations to vibrant, and often large scale, watercolour artworks, the latter being what she is best known for and brings her and others the most joy, yet offer the greatest creative and technical challenges to create. Using the magical and illusive medium of watercolour Nicky endeavours to accomplish paintings that radiate with colour and light and capture the essence of the floral or other subject matter.
Originally trained in Art & design at Telford College of Art in 1994, thereafter a degree in fashion and textiles at Demontfort University Leicester in 1997, which led to a 20 year career designing embroidered and printed textiles for various iconic and luxury UK interiors and fashion brands, also working freelance for many years selling designs to international fashion labels.
The fruits of her creative labours were commonplace in seasonal ranges in UK highstreet shops ,and regularly featured in fashion, bridal and interiors magazines. Nicky also gained recognition and awards in the industry.
It's highly likely you will have worn a garment embellished with her print or embroidery design over the years.
Coming full circle in 2018 her original love for art took precedence again over design returning to painting. Further taking additional fine art study and intense 1 to 1 tuition in 2020. Art being the path which she aims to progress fully and share her wide range of skills with students and take them on the journey with her so their creativity may blossom too.
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