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Working from her studio in near Lewes, Nichola Campbell is an artist from East Sussex who paints the Sussex landscape and coastline inspired by the beauty of the natural environment. With the South Downs National ParkAshdown Forest and the Sussex coast with its seaside towns and chalk cliff-lined beaches and on her doorstep, her surroundings are an endless source of inspiration which she conveys through the changing seasons and light using Indian Inks.

Indian inks are an ancient water-based medium which is lightfast and permanent, and which Nichola loves to use for their powerful, sparkling colours, and their immediacy of application which suits her intuitive approach. You can read Nichola's blog about her passion for using Indian Inks here.

Originally from Brighton, after school Nichola studied for at Eastbourne College of Art in the late 1980’s and then graduated from Brighton University in Illustration (BA Hons) in 1990. After freelancing for magazine publishers, she worked in the print and stationery industry before she returned to her real passion, painting in 2013.


Nichola joined the Lewes artist-run cooperative, Chalk Gallery in February 2016, an artist-led gallery, cooperatively owned and well-respected for nurturing artistic talent, and here she utilised her skills working as head of the publicity team and then becoming chairperson in 2019, which she did until she leaving in May 2022.


Nichola is represented by independent galleries and she also regularly participates in group exhibitions and open studio trails such as at Star Brewery Gallery and Artwave.


Where to find her work?

Nichola's paintings and prints can be viewed and are for sale at Artologie in Cuckfield, Greenfinch in Ticehurst. She also takes part in group shows such as at Star Brewery Gallery in Lewes.

Her work is also available to buy direct from this website's online shop, or in person at her studio by arranging an appointment. Please get in touch here for more information or for any general enquiries.

Events & Exhibitions

Listing of previous and forthcoming and exhibitions and events.


Collections of work:


Naturally Nichola's work has changed and developed and will continue to evolve. Her bodies of work can be viewed as collections: 

Wood panel paintings, ink on primed birchwood, many of which are available as limited edition prints. See Nichola's blog about limited edition prints.

'Framescapes', Nichola's series of small paintings with their integral frames. See Nichola's blog about the First Framescape.

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


Nichola occasionally runs workshop sessions for small groups of adults and art groups. Please get in touch if you would like more information, click here.

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