Nicola Ottley

Safari Horse Roman - original work, mixed media
Safari Horse Roman - original work, mixed media
Wild Dog Study - original work, mixed media
Wild Dog Study - original work, mixed media
Wild Dog - original work, mixed media
Wild Dog - original work, mixed media

Previous to her artistic career, Nicola worked as an Equine Vetinary Nurse for what is now Newmarket Equine Hospital, a profession that she believes has complemented her painting career. Anatomical knowledge, observation of animal behaviour and riding horses has given Nicola a deeper understanding of her subjects.

Various travels have given Nicola the fortunate opportunity to photograph and watch first hand many species of wildlife. Using mixed media and print making techniques in inks, pastels, acrylic paints, collage or whatever is to hand, her bold style lends a sense of movement and energy to her work.

Nicola was first ever winner of the British Sporting Art Prize for an artist under the age of 30 years at the SEA exhibition Christies London the winning picture can be see at www.equestrianartists.co.uk.

Dotty Gallery is priviledged to have several original pieces of work by Nicola, together with a number of prints on canvas.

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