Following a Ceramics degree and a career in theatre as a prop maker and designer, Nicky started to paint full time in 1992. Her work is inspired by everyday life and a realisation that one has a moral duty to remain optimistic. Nicky has a sense of the ridiculous and her work is full of ironic humour, narrative interest and her trade mark bold colour. Her imagery has a tactile presence as she creates a visual feast to satisfy the most gluttonous appetite. She has worked for Brixham Community College creating illustrations for prospectus covers, Torbay Library Services illustrating “Book Quest” to encourage young readers. She has also worked for a variety of private clients and written and illustrated books for children.