Sue Nichol finds constant inspiration in the wild hills, moors and coast of Yorkshire
The wild hills and moors and coast of Yorkshire provide a great inspiration and she loves to paint them as they are exposed to the extremes and intensity of light. “I try to capture a particular atmosphere created, sometimes fleetingly, by swiftly changing weather conditions and am fascinated by nature’s ability to present a landscape in so many different tempers.
I paint using oils, acrylics and ink and revel in the flexibility of these media. I use brushes, fingers, sticks, knives, pens or anything else to hand to make marks on the canvas. Using various materials, such as sand, paste, even sea-coal, to create texture my paintings are a mixture of bold strokes and impasto effects. More subtle areas are created through the use of glazes and fine brush work.
I hope my viewers are able to uncover in my work some of the magic I feel in the places I am inspired to paint.”