I make art with nature about nature. I make all my work in the studio but seem to do all my thinking outside in the landscape. Finding myself preoccupied with four main habitats; those of Meadow, Woodland, Hedgerow and Coast. I walk these landscapes regularly. I notice, I collect natural finds and I write down my creative ideas in my mind. I find my creative ideas forming when perhaps I am handling the shape of a seed pod in the garden or finding a feather out whilst walking the dogs, watching the weather and seasons change throughout the year.
Over the past year I have become more and more concerned with conservation. Even on a simple everyday level such as conservation of our domestic hedges for nesting birds. I feel very strongly that my work is heading in a direction that may be able to highlight local and global issues with native species and habitat loss. It is part of my own everyday life, both in the garden and home and in my studio practice.
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Nicola Coe lives in Suffolk with her artist husband and a number of dogs, cats and chickens. Her studio sits in the middle of her garden and the Suffolk countryside. She holds a BA (hons) in Fine Art.
Nicola Coe runs natural art workshops throughout the year – for further details go to her website, www.nicolacoe.co.uk.
Member of ARTWORKS
Member of Suffolk Craft Society.
Member of Ipswich Art Society
April 2022: Exhibition and workshops at The Cley and Salthouse Marshes NWT education centre.
This will take place after a seasonal year (2021) spent researching the nesting birds within the Cley reserve. Culminating in an exhibition of sculptural works based on birds nesting at the reserve who are present of the Red list of endangered birds. This exhibition will then tour through East Anglia, to RSPB Minsmere in the Summer and ending at Fingringhoe Wick in October 2022.
Suffolk Open studios. Weekends in June 2021
12+ARTS group show, The Grundisburgh House Gallery, July 2021
Suffolk Craft Society, Summer shows June/July2021
ARTWORKS Annual exhibition, Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham. September/October 2021
RSPB Exhibition at Artspace Gallery Woodbridge, September 2021
FOUR NATURE, Artspace Gallery Woodbridge, October 2021
IAS GROUP SHOW, Artspace Gallery Woodbridge, October/November 2021
12+ARTS Christmas group show, The Grundisburgh House Gallery, December 2021
Contact Nicola Coe