Our Masters Section profiles our more experienced artists, who have graduated through our space over the last decade; they are accomplished within their field, often having won or been shortlisted for a notable Art Prize, and held regular solo shows. Their unique and identifiable style, and consistently compelling body of work, has attracted a strong collector base, including some noteworthy international buyers.
We are delighted to welcome Nicola Wiltshire into our Masters section. In August we featured Nicola in our investable art section and she has been selling very well over the last 18 months – since she was listed as an artist to watch in The Guardian, she has held 4 solo exhibitions, participated in a number of group shows, received the Pittenweem Art Festival’s Bursary Award and held a six-month Artist Residency at Halley Stevensons, who manufacture waxed cotton for clients such as Barbour from their Dundee factory. More recently, she was selected as one of twelve artists to take part in a public art project in Dundee’s West End, as well as being an invited artist for the Reformation Street Art Project, also in Dundee (both part of the city-wide regeneration following the opening of the V&A Design Museum). Her largest series of 2018, a collection of still lifes, has been particularly successful at capturing the tactile qualities of the fabric she paints on – a trademark style – in these paintings, fabrics such as Toile de Jouy, patterned linen and William Morris-inspired prints become decorative vases for high-pigment representations of house plants and seasonal wildflowers. These paintings, along with her portraits and landscapes, have attracted a loyal collector base; many of whom own several of her paintings in their collection. She continues to paint with integrity – using high quality oil paints, many that she makes by hand in her studio and is exploring other traditional processes such as making pastel crayons. It’s a joy to see her career advancing.
View all work available by Nicola Wiltshire here