Hi, it's lovely to meet you...
I'm a freelance illustrator and artist based in a small town in the New Forest, nestled by the waters of the Solent. It's an area rich with wildlife, ancient heaths, woodlands and with a sky as far as the eye can see. Just a few steps from my home are woodlands and water. It's here that I can spy beautiful wildlife such as foxes, deer, bats, owls and herons to name a few. I'm blessed by such an inspiring area of nature on my doorstep.
I create art from my home studio, gathering inspiration from all around me - the colours, sights, sounds and feelings. Working with a range of mediums including gorgeous coloured pencils, pens, inks and paints, I create joyful, mindful illustrations and art. With a focus on hand illustration, I create with drawn, painted and printed processes using a range of paper based materials. I love the tactile qualities of working 'hands on' in this way. My art also reflects my love of colour, texture, folk art and images that convey a narrative or a message.
I enjoy working on a range of projects including book illustration, publications, educational resources and bespoke commissions. I love opportunities to share art with others and have worked with local school children to facilitate art sessions linked to curriculum and to encourage confidence to be creative. Additionally, I have collaborated with community groups, creating a range of small, mural projects working in response to their needs. Art connects people in so many ways and can play a positive role in our wellbeing.
Some of my previous projects include working with:
Ali Sparkes (author) https://www.alisparkes.com/
Hampshire Music Service: https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hampshiremusic
Marwell Wildlife: https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/
I enjoy the process of sharing and communicating ideas, transforming an initial brief into artwork I can be proud of and which others are delighted with. If you're considering working with me on a commission, a project or to discuss art licensing do get in touch. I also sell a small selection of original art, prints and accessories for the home via my online shop 'Woodlark'. For behind the scenes shop updates, follow me on Instagram @_woodlark_
To message me, simply head to my 'contact' page - I'd love to hear from you. Nina
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