Nicola J M Collard
BA (Hons.)

The human figure has always been a constant inspiration, drawing from life, Nicola enjoys experimenting with a variety of medium and the way in which she uses it. Line and colour are key channels for Nicola’s expression and the simplicity of a sketched pencil line provides the inspiration and basis to a lot of her work.

Studies at St Martin’s College of Art and London College of Fashion led to her Degree in Fashion and Textiles, gained at Ravensbourne, Kent. Following this, Nicola went on to work with designer name collections through a fashion buying career at Fenwick in Bond Street, London. A wealth of experience and motivation was taken from working for luminaries such as John Galliano and Jasper Conran.

Her interpretation of the human figure is distinctive, using unconventional methods in her application of line and colour. Limited colour palettes in unusual proportions and combinations results in pieces, which are vibrant and sensual. With obvious influence from her fashion and textile training her work expresses a flair for the fun and the beautiful.

Latterly, Nicola’s work has been exhibited in local galleries and has accepted both private and corporate commissions.