Sue Nichol

Sue Nichol

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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My paintings are of places I know very well and visit over and over again, both literally and imaginatively. I am attracted to the ‘edges of the land’ including our fabulous and varied coastline as well as the rocky edges to be found throughout the British landscape.

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models. They have a unique shape that reflects their Viking heritage, being clinker built with a rounded belly, flat stern and pointed bow. They are a challenge to paint but mine have all been pronounced sea worthy by the local fishermen. A great compliment indeed.

I find constant inspiration in the sea in all its moods and it is a subject to which I am invariably drawn, striving always to capture its movement and strength, which I find both fascinating and frightening.

The wild hills and moors of North Yorkshire and Derbyshire provide a different challenge and I love to paint them as they are exposed to the extremes and intensity of light. I try to capture a particular atmosphere created, sometimes fleetingly, by swiftly changing weather conditions and am fascinated by nature’s ability to present a landscape in so many different tempers.

The Swaledale sheep is a familiar sight on the Pennines and North York Moors and I began to include a few in moorland scenes before becoming fascinated by their shaggy fleeces, black faces and curly horns. I am now working on a series of Swaledale portraits, an artistic adventure for me.

I paint using oils, acrylics and ink and revel in the flexibility of these media. I use brushes, fingers, sticks, knives, pens or anything else to hand to make marks on the canvas. Using various materials, such as sand, paste, even sea-coal, to create texture. My paintings are a mixture of bold strokes and impasto effects. More subtle areas are created through the use of glazes and fine brush work.

I hope my viewers are able to uncover in my work some of the magic I feel in the places I am inspired to paint.
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October 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition
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April 2013 Juried Invitational Exhibition
My most viewed and favourited piece, over 800 views.

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Wagga
by Sue Nichol

May 2011 Juried Invitational Exhibition

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I am delighted to have received these honours in Sojie 12

Lynda Robinson Fine Art Awards
Medium Master Oil
SoJie 12, August 2011


Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 12, August 2011

I am thrilled to be a Featured Member of A Love of Boats

June 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

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My paintings are of places I know very well and visit over and over again, both literally and imaginatively. I am attracted to the ‘edges of the land’ including our fabulous and varied coastline as well as the rocky edges to be found throughout the British landscape.

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models. They have a unique shape that reflects their Viking heritage, being clinker built with a rounded belly, flat stern and pointed bow. They are a challenge to paint but mine have all been pronounced sea worthy by the local fishermen. A great compliment indeed.

I find constant inspiration in the sea in all its moods and it is a subject to which I am invariably drawn, striving always to capture its movement and strength, which I find both fascinating and frightening.

The wild hills and moors of North Yorkshire and Derbyshire provide a different challenge and I love to paint them as they are exposed to the extremes and intensity of light. I try to capture a particular atmosphere created, sometimes fleetingly, by swiftly changing weather conditions and am fascinated by nature’s ability to present a landscape in so many different tempers.

The Swaledale sheep is a familiar sight on the Pennines and North York Moors and I began to include a few in moorland scenes before becoming fascinated by their shaggy fleeces, black faces and curly horns. I am now working on a series of Swaledale portraits, an artistic adventure for me.
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October 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition
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My most viewed and favourited piece, over 800 views.

*"Join me at Sue Nichol’s Solo Exhibition,
‘Native Daughter by the English Sea, paintings by Sue Nichol’":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/solo-exhibition...


Wagga
by Sue Nichol

May 2011 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
A Proud member of


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I am delighted to have received these honours in Sojie 12

Lynda Robinson Fine Art Awards
Medium Master Oil
SoJie 12, August 2011


Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 12, August 2011

  • Joined: July 2010

Journal

My Work in SoJie 24!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 24! / / Recession Staithes / by Sue Nichol /   /   /    Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   / I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 75000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 24. SoJie 24 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the …
Posted about 1 year – 78 comments

I have been selected for Sojie 23!

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 23! / / Rain, Staithes / by Sue Nichol /   /   /    Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   / I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 74000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 23. SoJie 23 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 23rd…
Posted about 1 year – 64 comments

Thank You! Sale!

Thank you so much to the kind person who bought a canvas print of this painting. I am really thrilled today!
Posted over 1 year – 12 comments

*MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 21!*

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 21! / / Fishing Boats in Staithes Beck / by Sue Nichol /   /   /    Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   / I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 73000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 21. SoJie 21 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month …
Posted over 1 year – 100 comments