Sussex-based artist, Nichola Campbell's beautiful paintings are inspired by the outstanding natural beauty of Sussex. With the South Downs National Park, Ashdown Forest and the coastline of Sussex on her doorstep, in ever changing light and through the seasons, her surroundings are an endless source of inspiration.

Nichola paints in India inks, which she uses for their highly saturated, powerful colour that provide sparkle to her work. The inks are both lightfast and permanent variety, and being a water-based medium, they enable an immediate, intuitive approach quite similar to watercolour. Read Nichola's blog about using India Inks here.

Nichola lives and works from her home studio in the village of Newick, near Lewes, within easy reach of Brighton (10 miles), Haywards Heath and Uckfield. 

She was a member of the Lewes artist-run cooperative, Chalk Gallery, 2016 to May 2022, where she was Chairperson for 3 years until leaving.

Originally from  Brighton, Nichola studied at Eastbourne College of Art and Brighton University (Polytechnic) in the late 1980’s, completing her Illustration (BA Hons) in 1990. She worked in print and stationery industry before returning to painting in 2013.

Her collections of work include:


Birchwood panels, a series of paintings painted onto wood, several of which are also available as high quality prints in single editions of 10 or 20.

'Framescapes', a series of small paintings she developed with a painted frame that is integral to the painting (as well as being its functioning frame).

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


Where to find her work?


Nichola welcomes visitors to her studio by appointment, please do not hesitate to contact her here.


A selection of her paintings and prints are on display throughout the year at Artologie, (Cuckfield) and Greenfinch, (Ticehurst).  For more information and opening hours, please see here.

Nichola also takes part in exhibitions and festivals such as Artwave FestivalBrighton Artists Open Houses, Cranbrook Art Show and shows at Lewes' Star Brewery Gallery.

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.