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/

Portsmouth Music Hub: http://www.portsmouthmusichub.org/
Stagecoach Theatre Arts: https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/

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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