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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 India 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. For many years she worked in the print and stationery industries before returning to painting in 2013. She became a member of the Lewes artist-run gallery and cooperative Chalk Gallery, in 2016 where she was Chairperson for 3 years until leaving in May 2022.

Collections of work:


Birchwood panels, a series of paintings painted onto primed wood, some of which are available as limited editioned 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 very much part of the painting as well as a functioning frame.

Decorative ink and mixed media collages a joyful series celebrating and inspired by the treasures of the natural world.


Where to find her work?


Visitors are very welcome to her studio by appointment, please contact her here.


Her paintings and prints are available from Artologie, (Cuckfield) and Greenfinch, (Ticehurst).  For more information about these independent galleries and their opening hours, please see here.

Nichola also takes part in the Lewes District's Artwave FestivalBrighton Artists Open Houses, Cranbrook Art Show and group exhibitions at the Star Brewery Gallery Lewes.

Events & Exhibitions

Listing of previous and forthcoming and exhibitions and events.


Nichola occasionally runs workshops for small groups of adults. For more information click here.

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