Meet the artist... Nicole Price
Having graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts MFA, 2016, Nicole investigates the family photograph as a trigger for memory. Painted small-scale on aluminium, they reference their source material whilst increasing the intimacy of the viewing experience. Nicole’s work has been selected for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, National Open Art, Discerning Eye and Lynn Painter-Stainers.

What was the inspiration behind the piece(s) in not just a shop?

My work is inspired by my own family stories and loss.

Who has influenced your work the most?

I’ve been influenced by John Stezaker, Pamela Golden, Mamma Andersson and Neo Rauch, to name but a few.

When did you know that you want to pursue artist career?

I’ve always wanted to pursue Fine Art. I first worked in textiles as a knitwear designer before studying portraiture. I carried on to do portrait commissions and then I decided to study Fine Art.

What do you want viewers to take away from your work?

I want my work to trigger memories from the viewer’s own personal histories, and for them to find their own narratives in the art.

What three things are essential to your practice?

Memory, collage and photographs.

What is the most inspiring place or exhibition you’ve been to in London?

Without a doubt, The National Gallery is the most inspiring place that I’ve been to.