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Sussex-based artist, Nichola Campbell paints the Sussex landscape and coastline inspired by its outstanding natural beauty. With the South Downs National Park, the Ashdown Forest and the cliff-lined beaches of Sussex on her doorstep, her surroundings are an endless source of inspiration which she conveys through the changing seasons and light.

Nichola paints using Indian inks, appreciating their sparkling, powerful colour. Indian inks are an ancient medium which are both lightfast and permanent, and being water-based are not dissimilar to watercolour suiting her intuitive approach. You can read Nichola's blog about her love for using Indian Inks here.

Nichola works from her garden studio in the village of Newick, near Lewes, which is in easy reach of Brighton, Haywards Heath/Uckfield and London. 

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 a short time freelancing, she worked in the print and stationery industry, returning to painting in 2013.


In 2016 she joined the Lewes artist-run cooperative Chalk Gallery and became its Chair in 2019, until leaving in May 2022. Nichola's paintings and prints are for sale in Artologie of Cuckfield and Greenfinch of Ticehurst and she takes part in group art shows as well as Lewes' District open studio trail, Artwave . 

Where to find her work?


Paintings and prints are available to buy direct in her online shop or in person at her studio by appointment, please get in touch here.


A good selection of work is also available at Artologie of Cuckfield and at Greenfinch of Ticehurst.  For more information about these local independent galleries and their opening hours, please see here.

Nichola also regularly takes part in group shows at Star Brewery Gallery in Lewes and opens her garden studio in September for the District's popular Artwave Festival.

Events & Exhibitions

Listing of previous and forthcoming and exhibitions and events.


Collections of work:


Wood panel paintings, original ink paintings painted onto primed birchwood, many of which are available as limited edition prints. Read Nichola's blog about limited edition prints.

'Framescapes', collectable series of small paintings in which the integral frame is part of the painting.

Decorative collages inspired by the joy in the treasures of the natural world, flowers, fruit and shells.


Nichola runs workshop sessions for groups of adults. For more information click here.

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