Hi, I'm Nicola McLean, an artist from the north of Ireland, currently living in the far north of Scotland.
I paint in a contemporary, colourful style, with acrylic paint my preferred medium because of its versatility and vibrancy. As for my subject matter, inspiration comes from every direction. Animals, the natural world, the manmade, and urban landscapes can all pique my interest and I don't want to limit myself to only one subject when there is so much of life that I want to reimagine in vibrant colour.
As well as selling online and taking commissions, I also take part in local exhibitions regularly and have paintings hanging in private collections all over the UK as well as in America, Canada, Australia, China and Europe.
I am also Skillshare teacher where I upload video classes on all sorts of different artistic projects which anyone can watch and join in to create art of their own.
As a member of The Art of Compassion Project, a collective of artists from around the world who donate images of our art to raise awareness and funds for animal welfare and vegan charities, I am very proud to be a featured artist in a beautiful coffee table art book called the Art of Compassion which contains the work of over 80 artists, with all proceeds going to Veganuary, an organisation dedicated to changing public attitudes towards a vegan lifestyle and helping to make the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible.