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Artwork for Laura Nicholson

Winter Camellia in oils

Mother of Pearl

Winter Honeysuckle sketch

Honeysuckle Giclée print

Small Peony


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

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.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

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.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

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.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

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.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

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.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

The Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield.
Various exhibitions as a member of Herefordshire Guild of Crafstmen.
Christmas Exhibition at Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury.
H.Art exhibition.
Worcestershire Open Studios Weekend.
Worcestershire Open Studio poster exhibition on Church Walk Malvern.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Take 4 in Ledbury
Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen
The Stable Studio, Colwall
Faun Living
The Little Upholstery Company

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