Sketching at Scarista in the Outer Hebrides
Photo Andrew Pennill
Nicola has enjoyed drawing and painting from an early age, and now combines a busy career as a musician with time to devote to painting. A member of the Kirby Bellars Group of Artists since 2005, she is drawn especially to landscape subjects, working in a range of media, which are often combined in a single painting.
Nicola has exhibited around the country, including the Morven Gallery in the Outer Hebrides, the most north-westerly gallery in the British Isles. In 2008 she was was shortlisted in the Artist of the Year competition run by the Society of All Artists. She also has an interest in photography, and in 2011 was winner of the Coast magazine annual photography competition.
Her subject matter is mostly landscapes, especially coastal scenes, executed with a strong sense of individuality. Contemporary treatment of traditional subjects is a recurring theme, with adventurous use of materials and an emphasis on texture and colour. Nicola also enjoys equestrian themes, and is a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists.
Paintings for 2011 KBGA exhibition - click on thumbnail for larger view
Selection of previous awards for KBGA
Time and Tide, Acrylic
Winner of President's Cup 2009
Coquet Island (mixed media)
President's Prize, 2007
Winter Dawn II (watecolour)
President's Prize, 2006