Nicky originally trained as a designer (BA hons Fashion, Central St Martins 1993) and the influence of her love of textiles can be seen in her use of colour, texture and pattern.
My work is essentially optimistic, whether Im painting flowers or the sea, the emotions I aim to portray are hope and happiness. I am particularly inspired by the trees, big skies and hardy heathland flowers of the countryside around my home. I try to capture a sense of air and movement as I paint.
My other interest is in life drawing. All my figurative work is in mixed media, either quick, gestural drawings or multi-layered collages when time allows.