Nell Nicholas

Fine Art alumna Nell Nicholas, was presented with an Art School Honorary Medal in 2022 in recognition of her extensive work with alumnus Oli Epp, in researching and preparing the Student Submission for the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) from 2015 to 2016.  As the Art School’s first lead student representatives, Oli and Nell devised and led focus group meetings and summarised their findings in a detailed report submitted for the QAA Review in 2017. This was a considerable task undertaken in a voluntary and unpaid capacity.

Their approach demonstrated a generosity of spirit and determination to capture the student voice, and was particularly impressive because this project ran alongside their own intensive and highly successful studio practices.

Nell Nicholas is a visual artist and musician. Her practice revolves around drawing, collage and paintings which she uses to investigate the relationship between people and their surroundings. Usually painting on a large scale, she creates interior scenes rich in details and layers. Every object on the canvas seems to have its own story – artworks, furniture, ancient vases, tapestry – everything tells the story of someone who isn’t represented in the paintings.

Nell graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2018. She also studied at Falmouth University and University College London. Nell lives and works in London.


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