Sussex-based artist, Nichola Campbell  loves to paint the natural world using lightfast India inks. With the South Downs National Park, Ashdown Forest and the magnificent coastline of Sussex on her doorstep, the local landscape is an endless source of inspiration which she conveys through the changing seasons and in all weathers. Using a combination of observation and imagination, her work has a magical quality.

Collections of works

  • Series of 'framescapes', small works with an integral, functioning frame which is part of the painting.

  • Ink paintings on birchwood panels, some available as quality prints in small editions.

  • Decorative ink and mixed media collages inspired by the treasures of the natural world.


Why inks?


Nichola uses lightfast, permanent India inks, a water-based medium similar to watercolour which she loves using for their immediacy and colour intensity. Read her blog about India Inks here.



Nichola studied art in Sussex at Eastbourne College of Art and Brighton University (formerly Polytechnic) in the late 1980’s completing her Illustration (BA Hons) in 1990. She re-started painting in 2013, joining the Lewes artist-run gallery, Chalk Gallery in 2016, where she was Chairperson from January 2019.

Where to find?


Nichola lives and works from her home studio in the village of Newick, near Lewes, about 10 miles from Brighton, or 15 minutes by car from Uckfield or Haywards Heath railway stations. Studio visits are welcome by appointment.

Where to find her work?


As well as directly, Nichola's work is permanently on display  at Artologie in Cuckfield High Street and at Greenfinch in Ticehurst.  For more information and their opening hours please see here.

She regularly takes part in local exhibitions and festivals such as Brighton Artists Open Houses, Cranbrook Art Show and shows at Lewes' Star Brewery Gallery.​

Events & Exhibitions

Listing of previous and forthcoming and exhibitions and events.


Workshops for small groups of adults. For more information click here.