Nicola J Davies – Biography
Contemporary Landscape Artist Vale of Glamorgan
After spending many years working in the media industry, I have spent the past three years developing my own portfolio of landscape paintings.
I have produced a number of commissioned pieces of work ranging from scenes from my travels overseas and of my home in Wales.
I am greatly inspired by the rugged Welsh landscape and hopefully this is represented in my artwork.
My chosen medium is oil on canvas, and in attempting to create a more expressive piece of work, I am currently using a technique of building layers of paint by using a palette knife. When the surface is dry, I then apply a lighter surface with diluted paint. I have recently been using the same diluted affect on smaller pieces with ink on paper.
In the gallery section, you will find a selection of previously commissioned pieces of work that are now sold, but if there is something that catches your eye, I am happy to accept commissions for a new original piece of work designed to your specification.
(See 'Commissions' for more detailed information)
I am always producing new paintings of popular landmarks and landscapes and I am currently working on an exploration of winter light on my local coastline. I have been influenced to paint both larger more representational landscapes and also have been inspired to look more in depth at reflections of light in water and in rock formations which create a more abstract feel to the very textural paintings. All these new pieces were part of a joint exhibition recently displayed at the Oriel Canfas Gallery, Cardiff and at St Donats Art Centre, St Donats Castle in a solo art show in 2012.
You can view up to date paintings in the 'gallery' section' and limited and open edition prints for sale in the 'shop' section of the site.
If you would like contact me in person,my details are noted in the 'contacts' section of this site.
You can also contact me via 'Cowbridge-Contemporary'. A newly established gallery set up by fellow Vale of Glamorgan artists: Peter Cronin, Sue Fish and myself.