Artwork for Laura Nicholson
Winter Camellia in oils
Mother of Pearl
Winter Honeysuckle sketch
Honeysuckle Giclée print
I would describe myself as a Botanical artist, focusing on the intricacies of nature. I focus my work on colour application and mark making, the ever changing seasons and light are always fascinating. I have been painting and drawing for the majority of my life but I moved towards becoming a full time artist 10 years ago.
Being an artist means brining joy to people's lives in what ever way I can. If that means creating small art cards or fabrics or larger paintings, then I am happy in the knowledge that someone else finds joy in my work.
I mainly work on paper, using heavy cold pressed watercolour paper or acid free cartridge. I use a variety of media, watercolour, India ink, acrylic ink, gouache and oils. I also love to use mixed media and etching.
I trained to be a Secondary school Art teacher in my early twenties and although I no longer teach in schools I do run workshops every week from my studio. I teach a variety of age groups from children to adults and at various levels. Being able to teach as well as creating artwork of my own allows me to continually develop my working practice and to explore new techniques on a weekly basis. I believe that as an artist, I will never stop learning and developing, being able to include others on that journey is a wonderful thing.
Both GCSE and A level in Fine Art.
Btec Foundation in Fine Art.
Ba Hons Degree in Art History.
Post Graduate in Fine Art Education.
10 years practising as a professional artist in both Australia and the UK.
The Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield.
Various exhibitions as a member of Herefordshire Guild of Crafstmen.
Christmas Exhibition at Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury.
Worcestershire Open Studios Weekend.
Worcestershire Open Studio poster exhibition on Church Walk Malvern.
Take 4 in Ledbury
Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen
The Stable Studio, Colwall
The Little Upholstery Company