Originally from the UK, Nicola is now a Sydney based artist. She has been a finalist in the Northern Beaches Art Prize, the York Botanic Art Prize and most recently a repeat finalist in the National Emerging Art Prize. A self-taught artist, Nicola works from her studio in Terrey Hills on the edge of the Ku Ring Gai National Park.
“Grandiflorum means large showy blooms and I had this in mind as I selected the flowers for this collection. Always working from observation, I set up the arrangements in my studio finding best placements to reveal dramatic shadows. I am drawn to the shadow as much as the object and these large blooms cast exquisite shadows. I find the shadow isn’t a mirror image of the object in front of me but often tells a different story depending on the angle of light.”
– Nicola Woodcock