Investment Tip! Nicola Wiltshire:
Quality materials are at the core of Nicola’s work and she has continued to invest in this area of her practice since completing her MFA (with distinction, Duncan of Jordanstone College Of Art And Design, Dundee). She uses high-pigment handmade oil paint and charcoal on beautifully designed fabrics; from patterns by Liberty of London to heavy waxed cottons and fabrics hand-dyed in her studio. Each fabric offers something to the story of the painting and is the starting point for each of her new series. Her frames are handmade and hand-stretched in the studio, to ensure a good weight and quality – which is so important to serious collectors.
Since graduating, Nicola has had six solo exhibitions, two of which were presented in gallery spaces within established museums. She held a six-month residency at Halley Stevensons, a textiles factory in Dundee. Three of the paintings created during the residency are now in the Dundee Heritage Trust Collection. She was awarded the Pittenweem Arts Festival Bursary Award in 2017 and a Visual Arts And Craft Makers Award in 2016 – the latter funded the development of the use of fabric in her work. Nicola has been featured in both the local and national press, including The Telegraph and in The Guardian as an ‘artist to watch’.
Prices of Nicola’s work have remained modest and it is now time for an increase. Her work will see a 20% increase this coming Friday at midnight – so if you wish to secure a piece by Nicola ahead of the increases now is the time to buy! Prices of her original paintings currently range from £175 to £850.
View all Nicola Wiltshire’s work here.