Nicola J Davies – Biography

Contemporary Landscape Artist Vale of Glamorgan

'Winter sunlight on pebbles'

After spending many years working in the media industry, I have spent the past five 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 Cornish coastline and my visits to St Ives, Mevagissey and Polperro and also of my local landscape on the Heritage coast in South Wales.  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, some of which 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 landscapes and I have a body of work based 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.

I am currently studying an MA in Fine Art at the University of South Wales, UK where my inspiration from nature continues with an exploration on the theme of ‘Reflection’, where I am developing large scale paintings and printing techniques.  I have exhibited in Cardiff and the South Wales area, in the Oriel Ty Coch Gallery, Oriel Canfas and St Donats Art Centre and I will be attending the ‘Untitled’ Art Fair in London, in May 2014.  I also have paintings to view in Oscars of Cowbridge and Arbenning of Pontcanna, Cardiff.

'Winter Pebbles' Mopnknash beach

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.



Many thanks,

Nick Davies