Colour and texture are Nicky's driving force and her work has a strong sense of place. Her only constant is energy rather than form. Travels in Europe and India have been her most recent starting points. Nicky's notebooks are filled with experiments using a variety of media, some printed paper and some found. She uses these to communicate both actualities and spiritual and emotional ideas. "Painting has led me to question the assumption that we simply look out at the world. My feeling is that we both look out and look in and the world is literally within the mind of our complex identity."
Nicky has lived in Edinburgh for the last 3 years working from St Margaret's Studios. Previously she lived in London and South West France, where she continues to exhibit.