Nicole gained her BA(Hons) in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art.
She also has a PGCE from the Bolton Institute in Manchester.
‘I’ve always been interested in life beside the sea leading me to develop a whimsical style that reflects the romantic ideas we have when holidaying at the coast. My paintings are illusions of a life spent scrying into the sparkle of water in harbours, canals and the sea’.
Nicole's work also shows her interest in light, reflections on the water, the shadows and glows on boats and buildings. Reflective, refractive, translucence and luminous qualities that she tries to convey by using layers of watercolour, high pigment acrylic paints, pure pigments, pearlescent inks and collage.