Nicola Jane Rabbett
Challenging the perception of what it means to be an artist and creative person in todays world.
Nicola is a British Artist with over 20 years experience as a professional Artist and Designer. Growing up in North Devon, surrounded by beautiful countryside and stunning coastline, has had a profound influence on her work as an Artist today. Many of her paintings and sketches have a coastal theme and the coast is where she can be found drawing inspiration. Taking many photographs to capture a stunning seascape or to preserve that perfect cloud formation, therefore encapsulating a moment in time.
Nicola is also a keen gardener and the flowers that she grows in her garden are an integral part of her creative process within the art that she creates today. Some of the larger canvases Nicola has worked on portray the bourgeoning beauty of blossom dappled with sunlight on a spring day. “To observe a flower in bloom, is the most wonderful thing - a perfect creation of nature, so beautiful and each one is truly unique”.
Nicola studied at Winchester School of Art where she obtained a BA Honours degree in Fashion & Textiles. Studying as a textile student in Winchester has also had a great influence on her work. There she developed a passion for fabric, pattern and above all, a love of colour. Colour and light are the most important qualities that influence every piece she creates. “Colour, light, texture and pattern often influence's one's mood and creates atmosphere". Within each artwork Nicola tries to create an atmosphere or feeling, enabling the viewer to connect with a memory or perhaps be transported to the place depicted. Nicola likes to work in a variety of different media. She often paints in water-colours and oils, but loves to sketch and draw with artists pencils.
During her time working as a professional Artist and Designer, Nicola has had many pieces published, both through uk based and international companies. She has worked with such clients as ‘Liberty of London’, ‘Unicef’, ‘Paperhouse’, ‘Ling Design’, ‘Pimpernel’, and ‘Rosenstiel’s’ to name but a few.
Nicola continues her journey as an independent artist here, with an on-line presence and through artist exhibitions and events.
To see Nicola's original paintings, drawings and illustrations that are currently available for sale, go to the website store. Please feel free to browse and be inspired.
If you are interested in talking about a project or commissioning Nicola, please do get in touch via the contact page here on the website and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
“Wow! It is stunning, I can’t wait to put it up. We are super excited” - Lindsay Hall
“I love the floral bouquet I commissioned Nicola to paint for my mother’s Birthday present. The fresh look of seasonal flowers, lovely colours and the sharpness in the foreground are delightful. My mum loves it. Thanks so much for helping to make it happen and getting a painting done similar to the one I bought from Nicola a few years ago.” - Anna Bushell.