Nicky’s work is essentially optimistic; whether she is painting flowers or the sea, the emotions she aims to portray are hope and happiness. She is particularly inspired by the trees, big skies and hardy heathland flowers of the countryside around her home, and tries to capture a sense of air and movement as she paints.
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.
Her other interest is a life drawing. All her figurative work is in mixed media, either quick, gestural drawings or multi-layered collages when time allows. She exhibits in galleries and art fairs across the UK and in Europe.