For the past 15 years, since first graduating in Fine Art and taking a sidestep into graphic design, Nicole has grown her art practice to express a connection to nature and its natural beauty.
The artist's works have become a part of both corporate and private collections around Australia.
Many of her pieces are connected to memories of home, the landscape of Tasmania, which still inform her colour palette today. Her studio, part of a small apartment in inner-Sydney - with its sweeping view of the skies and urban landscape that take in the Harbour Bridge (she often paints) - is her place to reflect, absorb and create. She moved to Sydney four years ago, to commit to her dream to become a full time artist.
She's drawn to the coastline around Bondi and the countryside of the Southern Highlands, each resonating emotionally with 'anima mia' - her soul.
The beauty of her artwork lies in the colours, emotive expression and textural patinas. In almost all pieces, she works with a signature colour palette of burnt umbers, yellow ochre, titanium white and indigo blues, allowing the space in which her work hangs to be inclusive of the Australian natural environment.
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Bachelor of Fine Art‚ University of Tasmania
Diploma of Design and Multimedia, Tasmania Polytechnic
Aro Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW Muse Gallery, Beechworth, VictoriaLady Franklin Gallery‚ Lenah Valley‚ TasmaniaLong Gallery‚ Salamanca Place‚ TasmaniaFreedom Furniture‚ Hobart‚ TasmaniaBoardwalk Gallery‚ Wrest Point Hotel Casino‚ TasmaniaRoyal Hobart Show‚ TasmaniaArt Stockroom‚ Brisbane‚ QueenslandEntrepot Gallery‚ Tasmanian School of Art‚ Hobart‚ TasmaniaPowerhouse Gallery‚ Launceston‚ TasmaniaStaley and Son Art Gallery‚ Sandy Bay‚ TasmaniaHawthorn Town Hall‚ VictoriaAWARDS:2011 Annual 'Best Use of Media' Award, The Art Society of Tasmania2016 Bluethumb Art Prize - Shortlisted2016 Art Prizes 2017 Cover Art Competition - Finalist
2018 Bluethumb Artist E-Book, Top 30 featured artist quote
2017 Artist You Tube Video Interview, Bluethumb
2017 Bluethumb Inverview, Nabila Ernada
2017 Creative Artist Magazine, Issue 19, Workshop
2016 Grand Designs Australia Magazine, Issue 5.5, Trend Report Feature
2016 Art/Edit Magazine, Issue #10, Showcase Feature
2015 Bluethumb Blog, 'Learn the Rules Then Break Them', Freddy Grant, Artist Interview
2015 Bluethumb E-Book, 'Becoming An Art Collector', Cover Art
2014 Art/Edit Magazine‚ Issue #4
2013 Mercury Newspaper‚ Art Watch‚ Clyde Selby
Turner, John Gleeson, Geoff Dyer, Michael Napper, Brett Whiteley, Fred Williams, the colours of the Tasmanian landscape, aged patinas, farmlands and rugged coastlines.