Nicola Gibbs was bought up on the Isle of Wight, and was inspired to
paint from an early age.
After nursing training at UCH London, she studied millinery at the
London College of Fashion.
Nicola began as a commercial artist in Godshill in 1994, and has since sold over 55,000 images of her work.
"For me, the most important thing about living on the Island is the feeling of being surrounded by water".
Having spent years as an artist in a commercial vein, Nicola has now decided to be more revealing in her work, allowing far more self expression to come through.
"In life's journey, the mind can evolve so that the essence of a person can become liberated".
Nicola is hoping to inspire more people to lose themselves in creativity, as it creates a quieter, more peaceful mind.
"It is within this quiet mind, that we can learn to understand the expanse of knowledge that is within us all".
Each week there will be a video of Nicola at work on various projects. Nicola will be painting in various styles/media, and will hopefully provide some useful instruction as well!