As kindly written by my husband…(aka Framer Guy, who also works at the studio reframechichester.com)
Trained as a scientist, Nicola turned initially to photography, then over three decades to painting, sculpture, installations, textile work and in some cases, combinations of all of these elements! Her work examines the structures of life and feeling; physical, emotional and psychological.
Her science taught her to look beyond the immediate reality of things to understand the deeper connections and organisations of our world. Her art practice gives feeling and shape to her life experiences, including the joys and traumas of childhood, and more recently the impact of cancer. These combine in her eclectic and startling art work; hard to define but genre defying and remarkable in all respects.
Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and exhibitions. She has an extensive following of collectors, buyers and enthusiasts.
nicolahancock.co.uk shows my current work.
nicolahancockthetestaments.co.uk is an archive of work to 2013.
Supported by my own practice, I have established Courtyard Studios as a place of creative exchange for artists and to provide an environment in which to access the seat of creativity, both to make art and as a life force. My own willingness to create is an invitation for the same freedom in others. I regularly exhibit, give talks and run workshops.
I manage and develop Chichester Open Studios Art Trail; artists in Chichester, and its surrounds, open their studio doors to thousands of visitors for the first 2 weekends in May each year.
The everyday business of life as an artist is shared in my blog nicolahancockblog.co.uk