Nicky Bainbrdge – Paintings
I studied at West Sussex College of Art & Design, specialising in Theatre and TV Design. After graduating I worked for several years at Cosprop in London mainly working on period millinery and accessories for film and television productions such as A Room With A View, Out of Africa and A Passage to India.
My studies in painting started a couple of years ago, prompted by photos I had taken of the beach close to my home, while on early morning walks, the same section of beach changing daily depending on tide, light and weather conditions. From this series of photos, I became interested in exploring changing pattern, texture and colour. I use acrylics as they suit my style of painting, which tends to be quite fast-paced.
The Boyle Family’s Earth Pieces and 18th century Japanese illustration have been influential in developing my ideas. I love David Hockney’s use of colour and his exploration of the same theme through the seasons.
In 2016, I won a place in the Open16 Art Exhibition at the Norwood Gallery, Worthing Museum and I hope to submit some work for this year’s Open18 in the autumn.
I have exhibited through Worthing Artists Open Houses for the last 2 years. This year I opened my own home to the general public for the first time, which was a very successful three weekends and a lot of fun! I have also had some pieces in Worthing College’s Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions.
I regularly have work at The Pier Road Coffee and Art Gallery in Littlehampton, where a selection of greetings cards of my paintings are on sale.
I am very excited to be showing some of my latest work at Colonnade House for the first time this August.
7-13 August -Colonnade House
August – Pier Road Coffee & Art, Littlehampton
25 – 29 Sept – Colonnade House, Worthing with other artists from Pier Road as a collaborative exhibition