Hi, I'm Nicola McLean, an artist from the north of Ireland, currently living in the far north of Scotland. Inspired by all animals, the wonder of nature and the sometimes surprising beauty of the urban landscape, my paintings tend to include elements of all three to varying degrees, all of which I re-imagine with a vibrant palette and a vivid imagination.
I work predominantly in acrylics – paints, inks and spray paint because they dry quickly and give me the vibrancy that I love. I’ve found that regardless of the subject matter I am quite often drawn to include a little whimsy or an element of surrealism in my work using as colourful a palette as possible.
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.
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 containing the work of over 80 artists, with all proceeds going to Veganuary, an organisation dedicated to changing public attitudes and making the transition to veganism as easy and enjoyable as possible.
The images shown on this website are the sole property of the artist (that's me!). Please respect my copyright.