Artist Profile

Nicolette McGuire

Medium: Photography, Drawing, Mixed media, Painting

Medium: Photography, Drawing, Mixed media, Painting

Profile

I am an artist who walks in wild places. Solitude is important for me. I walk by the sea, the dunes, saltmarshes, waterfalls, the intertidal zone, cliffs and caves. I swim in tidal pools. I sit quietly so that I become invisible and nature begins to move around me.

Walking alone I lose the edges between myself and where I am. I notice both the tiny close up details and the whole land and seascape. I move in and out of them both physically and in my mind. Seeing and holding both. I am immersed, alone, but not. Art, like walking, is an exploration. It can feel euphoric or fearful, is full of choice and accident, decision and procrastination, but essentially discovery. I feel alive.

While walking I take photographs, make sketches, paint with sea water, make installation work on the beach that will wash away,  documenting it as it does. I collect objects and experiences. I take home sea smells and sounds. 

In the studio I make maps in various ways, of the places I have been.  I return myself to the feelings of being there. Immersed in the work as I was in the places. Lost in solitude. I make paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptural objects and installations.  These groups of work connect and talk to each other. The materials I use, the walks I do, are as important as finished work. I love blue and gold.

WHERE TO FIND ME

I have my website https://www.nicolettemcguire.co.uk/ I am part of North Bristol Arts Trail and also this summer, Caerleon Arts Festival Art Trail. One of my drawings is part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize which was on show at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London in September. It is the top drawing exhibition in the UK. It then went on tour to Bournemouth, Plymouth and Wigan. It is currently in Plymouth at the Arts University Gallery and is a wonderful and diverse exhibition. I have two drawings in the RWA Friends exhibition in Bristol.

QUALIFICATIONS

MA Fine Art UWE Bristol 2013-2016 PGCE (FE) 1993 – 1994 UWCN Newport BA (Hons) Fine Art 1987 – 1990 UWCN Newport BTEC Art and Design 1985 – 1987 North Devon College of FE

AWARDS

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PRESS

My work has been in the press as part of the NBA Arts Trail and with various exhibitions I have been part of. I had a design book published in 1987 that was featured on BBC The Clothes Show and in various national publications. I al so had flags that I designed and made as part of the Festival of Nature in Bristol, various music festivals and public events.

ARTWORK

Artwork

Blue Forest
Photograph of an art Installation at Merthyr Mawr sand dunes

Artwork

The Gold of the Sea 1
C-type digital photograph of an site specific work on a Welsh beach

Artwork

Ocean Wanderings
Acrylic, pen and ink on paper.

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Space Guide

  • Standard Space (2.5m x 2m)
  • Standard Space + table (2.5m x 2m, table approx 185cms x 75cms)
  • Professional Stand – 1m deep x 2m wide x 2.3m high. The stands are covered in black fabric and can be nailed or screwed into. The stands also come with a table and black table cloth.