A love for narrative forms is key to Nicola’s work; stories and sayings, passed down through generations, often with a moral tale. “It is the stereotypical animal characters that I enjoy most: the cunning fox, who is often outwitted, the wise stork or the ignorant hen.” Nicola also seeks inspiration from 18th century tapestries and prints, a pre-camera era, where animals were quirkily represented.
As well as creating work for galleries, Nicola takes on bespoke private commissions. These can be tailored to illustrate personal stories.