Textile designer & painter
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.
Originally studying an Art & Design Diploma exploring wide range of mediums, thereafter a degree Surface Pattern for 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.
Coming full circle in 2018 her original love for art took precedence again over design returning to painting. Further taking additional fine art study in 2020.
Nicky is an encouraging tutor who enthusiastically inspires others in her regular workshops at Westbury , aiming to help others enjoy and progress their skills in watercolour and other related painting and drawing mediums.
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