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Nov 10

The Talent Nicky Chubb Biography

Advocate Art illustration agency are excited to represent new artist Nicky Chubb. Nicky has passion for  painting wildflowers, meadows and big skies using a vibrant colour palette. We can see Nicky’s artwork looking fantastic on products, posters and arty greeting cards. If you would like to know more about Nicky read her biography written below, and to see more of her work click here to visit the Advocate website.

“I originally trained as a designer, graduating from Central St Martin’s College of Art, London with a BA (hons) in Fashion in 1993.

After working in various areas of the fashion industry, including time as a trendspotter for an international vintage clothing company and as a designer-maker producing women’s wear and home furnishings, I had a break to be a full time mother. During this time I rediscovered the thrill of drawing and painting.

My paintings tend to be both expressive and joyful. I’m particularly inspired by the vivacious wildflowers and big skies I see in the countryside around my home. My work is also influenced by memories of the beautiful, larger than life flowers that my Grandad used to grow in his garden and my old textiles, both in the colours I choose and in my use of collage, stencilling and expressive mark making to add texture and depth.

My other artistic interest is in life drawing, experimenting with mixed media and collage to explore patterns of light and shade across the body. To enable this I run a weekly life drawing class for a lovely group of artists.

I was born in Durham in1969 and grew up in Manchester. I now live in Surrey with my husband, four children, two dogs and a cat. My favourite books at the moment are Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch, because it’s beautiful, and How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran which I have to read in private because it makes me laugh so much.”