Nichola is an award-winning Scottish painter and a keen lover of the Italian Renaissance. Her work focuses on still-life and figurative works both in oils and charcoal. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK, including a commission for spy author John Le Carre. Nichola also teaches oil painting and the fundamental importance of drawing with the use of charcoal. Her awards include the John Kinross Scholarship, the Scottish Further Education Unit Prize and Artist in Residence for StAnza 2019 (Scotland’s International Poetry Festival).