Sussex-based artist, Nichola Campbell is inspired by the outstanding natural beauty of the Sussex landscape and coastline. With the South Downs National Park, Ashdown Forest and the beaches of Sussex on her doorstep, her surroundings are an endless source of inspiration which she conveys through the changing light and seasons.
Nichola paints in Indian inks, which she loves for their highly saturated and powerful colour. India inks are an ancient medium and are both lightfast and permanent, and being water-based they enable her intuitive approach similar to watercolour. You can read Nichola's blog about using India Inks here.
Nichola works from home in garden studio in the village of Newick, near Lewes, within easy reach of Brighton, Haywards Heath and Uckfield.
Being originally from Brighton, Nichola studied at Eastbourne College of Art and Brighton University (formerly Polytechnic) in the late 1980’s, completing her Illustration (BA Hons) in 1990. After freelancing for a short period of time, she worked in the print and stationery industries for several years before returning to painting in 2013. In 2016 she joined the Lewes artist-run cooperative gallery Chalk Gallery where she became Chairperson in 2019 until leaving in May 2022.
Collections of work:
Birchwood panels, original ink paintings painted onto primed wood, some of which are available as limited edition high quality prints. Read Nichola's blog about limited edition prints.
'Framescapes', series of small intimate paintings Nichola has developed within their an integral frame which is part of the painting as well as being a functioning frame.
Decorative collages inspired by the treasures of the natural world, flowers, fruit and shells.
Studio visits by appointment, please do get in touch here.
There is a selection of work available at Artologie, (Cuckfield) and limited edition prints at Greenfinch, (Ticehurst). For more information about these independent galleries and their opening hours, please see here.
Nichola regularly takes part in Star Brewery Gallery's group shows in Lewes and opens her studio for the Artwave Festival.
Listing of previous and forthcoming and exhibitions and events.
Nichola runs workshop sessions for groups of adults. For more information click here.