Scottish artist Nicola Wakeling was born in the North East of Scotland. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2001 and went on to teach Art and Design for several years. This was before pursuing a career as a fine art landscape painter.
Nicola has always felt a deep connection with the the Outer Hebrides. Childhood trips to visit the island of North Uist instilled within her a great fondness for these isolated Isles. She would often marvel at how colour and light could transform the landscape throughout the seasons.
The luminosity that can be achieved with oils is of great importance to Nicola, and her innate ability to capture the nuances of light and shade allow her to communicate a sense of immersion and connection to these idyllic places.