Nicola McLean - Art by Nic, Inspired by Nature

Island Life - Acrylic Impasto on Canvas - 20 x 30cm
There's a rainbow Above You - Acrylic Impasto on Canvas - 30 x 40cm
View from Glen Loth - Acrylic Impasto on Canvas - 50 x 40
Sure as Sunrise - Acrylic Impasto on Canvas - 5x5 inches
Fly to Your Tomorrow - Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 30cm


Nicola McLean

I'm an Irish artist lucky enough to be living in the far north of Scotland where I get to indulge my three passions in life - animals, nature and art - the first two being the inspiration for the last.

I love vibrant colour and thick texture especially in my landscape paintings and like to use palette knives in an impasto technique to create a very tactile surface.

We are blessed with massive skies in the far north of Scotland and the sunrises, sunsets and northern lights provide me with endless inspiration. When it comes to painting the rugged beauty of the place I call home, I like to leave reality in the reference photo and let my imagination and vibrant palette take over so I can create a piece that reflects my own interpretation of the landscape rather than trying to replicate what nature has already perfected.

As well as landscapes and original artwork of wild and farmed animals, I also accept landscape commissions and pet portrait commissions. Animals inspire much of my artwork and my goal is always to capture the essence of their personality and soul with every brushstroke.

I have art in private collections all over the UK as well as in America, Canada, Australia and Europe.

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Recent Exhibitions

May 2014 - Latheron Art Exhibition

June 2014 - Association of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition, Frodsham, England

July/August 2014 - Society of Caithness Artists Annual Exhibition

Dec 2014 - Caithness Horizons Christmas Art Exhibition

Other Information

I also take pet portrait commissions and have a website specifically for animal art www.animal-art-and-soul.com

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