Nicola Beattie creates contemporary sculpture using traditional materials of stone and bronze, working on a series of themes. She studied at both Exeter and Wimbledon Art Schools, specialising in carving large sculptures in wood and stone, graduating with a degree in Sculpture in 1990. Tall stone carvings and plaster forms to be cast in bronze, her current work is particularly inspired by archaeology, castles and stone monuments native to Wales, where she grew up and has recently returned to live. Much of her earlier work, including painting, was inspired by forms and aspects of nature; pods, shells and fossils, light and water. Nicola has exhibited both abroad and throughout the UK; London exhibitions and galleries include: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, The Menier Gallery, Sotheby’s Art Gallery, and Cork Street Gallery Open competitions. Alongside exhibiting, Nicola has completed a number of contemporary art commissions for both private and corporate clients in the UK. Earlier this year, a bronze commission from further afield saw her work installed in Tai Po, Hong Kong, in the recently built ‘Ontolo’ – a new luxury residence by the sea in Tolo harbour, completed in September 2020. Her work is also held in collections in Germany, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Singapore, the Caribbean and Australia. Last year Nicola was awarded The Sculpture Prize in the Visual Art Open Awards 2019.

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