Contemporary Landscape Artist – Vale of Glamorgan
After spending many years working in the media industry, Nick has spent the past fifteen years developing a portfolio relating to her experiences of her coastal landscape.
She is greatly inspired by the Heritage Coastline and as her arts practice has developed, she has become fascinated with the micro world of nature which continuously informs her artistic development. ‘Reflection’ and a development of a ‘Reflective Journey‘ was the focus for her MA Arts Practice Degree (Fine Art), at the University of South Wales from 2013 – 2015. Developing from painting, an exploration into using combined embossed printmaking, photography and semi-sculptural/sculpture techniques were used to capture the multi dimensional elements of nature. Having the opportunity to explore these varied techniques led to constructing 3-d forms inspired from organic shapes. The research drew her attention to observing the more physical aspects of fragility and strength in the natural world and the artistic responses developed from low relief carvings to freestanding sculpture. A combination of oxides mixed with plaster replicate the shale, limestone and Blue Lias found along her heritage coastline walks in South Wales. The use of both manmade and natural objects are intended to signify time and erosion.
Nick’s sculptural constructions explore the shaping and forming of nature’s cycles and the myths associated with holed stones. Circles and ovoids have a tendency to appear frequently in her work and add to the feeling of contemplation.
With the aim to source more sustainable and lighter materials, Nick has been working on new experimentations over the past year using multiple paper cuts that are placed over each other similarly echoing the layering of time and movement. What started as free flowing installation pieces in an exhibition in 2022 are now displayed in deep set frames where the viewer is invited to look closely and observe the interplay of light and shadow.
In wishing to create an evolving theme, the subject of a reflective journey has become a narrative for ongoing projects that focus on contemplation. Through this practice, Nick has been invited to create concepts for Arts and Wellbeing projects as facilitator and coordinator.
Nick is an exhibiting artist that takes part in group and solo shows, locally and nationally. She has recently had a series of her paper cut compositions on display wth the Victoria Gallery, Bath and the Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall.
As part of an Arts Festival titled ‘These 3 Streams’ hosted in her home town of Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan in 2022 Nick established a small gallery space called the No 6 Gallery: Oriel 6, where she curates contemporary explorations of the landscape.
If you would like contact Nick in person, her details are noted in the ‘Contacts’ section of this site. She is always happy to receive visitors on an appointment basis at her studio gallery based in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales. You can find further information relating to new exhibitions, arts and wellbeing, curation and educational projects on: