Invitation To New Blood Art ‘Masters’ Section

I started showing my paintings with New Blood Art, whilst I was studying my MFA. It has been an incredible platform for me; introducing my work to new collectors, plus getting to know the community of New Blood Artists. I am so happy to share that I have been invited to join the Masters section of the website. Here is the official written update by Creative Director Sarah Ryan. 

“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.”

Inside Collectors’ Homes…

I am incredibly lucky that my paintings attract repeat collectors, but
this is definitely the largest collection of my work to date. Eleven of
my paintings hang in this beautiful white cube house, many of which were
bought during my MFA exhibition in 2015. I’ve scaled down in size a bit
since then, but am still using intense colour on fabric! You can view
most of my recent paintings at or via my website!

Exciting Studio Updates

It’s been nearly four years since I
graduated from my MFA and in that time I’ve had six solo exhibitions, a
number of group exhibitions, held a six-month residency at a textiles
factory and been featured in local and national press, including The
Telegraph and in The Guardian as an “artist to watch”.

These are all achievements I’m really proud of and even more so that my
paintings have continued to sell well throughout this period.

Over the past four years I have been committed to my practice and to
investing in quality materials to make my work. The prices of my
paintings have remained the same since I left art school so I am pleased
to announce that my work will shortly see a small increase in price.

The prices of my paintings will increase by 20% on this Friday at midnight.

If you would like to purchase a painting at the current prices, then there is a large selection available through New Blood Art. Click here to view.

To read more about my professional
journey and achievements, then Sarah Ryan, Director of New Blood Art,
has featured my work in the Investment Tips section of the gallery website. Click here to read.

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