My art and design works are photographic images which I choose to use either traditionally or to form the basis of contemporary and composite pieces. I love the sense of being able to construct pieces to my own design as a painter may do, but also work with the more formal photographic works as produced 'in camera'
All my works are available for sale printed on either canvas, specialist photo paper or fabric and can be printed to a range of required sizes.
Freshly imported from NSW, Nicci left her ‘proper job’ to become a full time potter/artist in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in late 2017. This has been a long time coming and her arts practice ranging over 20 years - whilst working in arts administration - has given ample time to plan this career move. Her new work is a joyful experimentation with of colourful thrown porcelain forms and whimsical sculptural figures reflecting the spirit of discovery the artist has begun to explore living her dream.
A recent 5 week arts residency allowed time to consider new creative directions and complete a collaborative project developing two object trail brochures featuring birds for the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. This project provided the impetus to include birds in much of her new work for the "Untethered" exhibition at the Butter Factory Art Centre, Cooroy in February/March 2018.
Nicci's ceramics can be purchased via her website or at The Orangery, Maleny.
I am primarily working in acrylics and pastels and enjoy the use of strong colours in modern land and seascapes and still-lifes.
I love the landscapes of Queensland art legend John Rigby and also the still-lifes of Criss Canning. I have been lucky enough to study pastels with Leonie Duff and Max Wilks, two of Australias best known pastellists, as well as acrylics with Mignon Parker at the McGregor Schools in Toowoomba.
Travelling both in Australia and Overseas provides continuing inspiration and of course my art provides an excuse for more travel.
I am a potter & clay artist enjoying all facets of clay work. I have a small studio 1km north of Montville Village.
I welcome visitors by appointment to my studio or on my weekend open days. I love answering questions about how my pieces have been made.
Recently I have been making bespoke dinner sets for some of my clients which is a new avenue for me. Would you like something made especially for you?
I have always loved art, creating portraits in charcoal since forever.
In recent years I have broadened subject content to include seascapes, pet portraits and florals as well as figurative work.
My medium of choice is oils, but I at times I also paint in acrylics.
I now live on the magical Sunshine Coast and love travelling, both of which provide me with sources of inspiration.
Throughout one’s life experience, change allows the individual to process and articulate the stages of progression; whereas loss has the ability to challenge the notions of one’s own identity.
Through the trauma of loss and the associated grief, the coherence of a social structure begins to disintegrate under the pressure of anomalies and contradictions and as it does, relationships become confused and difficult to identify.
My studio practice considers the ways in which a visual dialogue can be presented in sculptural forms which addresses individual and collective experiences with the processes of loss and grief.
Using presence and absence, reality and illusion to create metaphors for the frailty of the human body and the institutional processes involved in these stages of progression.
Working across new media, ceramics, painting and installation Turner's work evokes the landscape of her childhood: central Queensland, a place of dry grass, listless cattle and the scorching sun. Poignantly, memories of bodily responses to this landscape form the foundation of Turner's work.
I love texture, colour and the endless possibilities of art…..
I have been painting, drawing, creating for as long as I can remember and love to pass along the knowledge that I have gained. The process of creating is being able to connect with something greater than yourself, feeling comfortable in taking risks and seeing where your muse takes you. Art classes are a wonderful way of extending your creative pathways. After leaving school I studied commercial art, this has proved invaluable for my own teaching purposes. All of us have an inner artist and it’s learning how to connect to that inner artist that allows you to feel free to take risks and believe in yourself.