Nicola Stockley

Born in Swanage, UK

British based artist.


I am an explorer!


Through my interests in the natural world, I create illustrations and picture books that travel through extraordinary landscapes, encounter fantastical plants and discover many creatures along the way. Hand-drawing is at the centre of my daily life and it helps me generate concepts and ideas for new projects. Drawing gives me a freedom to work fluently and originally; it underpins every illustrative project I undertake. With a BA in fine art and an MA in illustration, my practice explores a balance between traditional and digital mediums.

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Bournemouth and Poole College of art and Design


BA Fine Art, Northbrook College

MA Illustration, Arts university Bournemouth


Grants & Awards: 

Emmie and Rex Neate Bursary

Dorset Art Prize Winner 2017

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As well as working as a Fine Artist using illustration, I design my own fabrics and create my own bespoke, handmade products. I am currently a resident artist in Purbeck New Wave Gallery in Swanage, Dorset.

Teaching is another passion of mine and I believe that, with patience and time, anyone can learn to draw and paint. I started Purbeck and Poole painters to teach beginner/ improver art classes providing students with all the materials and guidance they need to learn about different artistic mediums and have a lot of fun at the same time!

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