Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

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Collage artist, painter, illustrator and curator. Frome, Somerset, UK. nickyknowlesart@gmail.com

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Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

5 Days 11 Hours Ago

Artists of every discipline have to start from scratch over and over again, the blank canvas, clean page, hoping a new song will jump from the piano keys or image will draw itself from the paper. It's both equally exhausting and exhilerating, frustrating and fabulously rewarding. Here's my 12 year old working tirelessly to learn a new piece on the piano, he has sensory problems which means his hands and feet are often painful especially when playing and so it is even more inspiring to watch him battle through and not give up. So today as I spend a day with my boy and think of my hubby @blueseddie shut up in the recording studio writing his new album I send all you creatives some tough determination and courage to tackle those blank canvases, pages, words, keys and strings. #artistslife #youcandoit #pushingthrough #wadingthroughshit #nevergiveup #youngmusician #halfterm #artistfamily #alifeofcreativity #thesunisshining #springiscoming #betterthanadeskjob

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

5 Days 23 Hours Ago

A typical night in for the Biscuit hound, chilled and snoring and letting it all hang out! #chilledandhappy #halfterm #dogsofinstagram #parsonsterrier #dogsofinstagram #happyhound #toastingundertheradiator #artistshelper #lovemydog #happy #sundaynight

I was dreaming of images in green throughout January and I've painted these boards four different shades of green and I'm still not sure! Anyway, here's a studio shot for today and I'm sure some green pics will follow soon.#studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #artistslife #inthegarden #longongforspring #inthestudio #inneedofgreengrassandbirdsong #itsbeenalongwinter #collages #papercuts #sculpture #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #winterlandscape #collageartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #wip #green

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

9 Days 11 Hours Ago

Shore by Sonia Lawson, 1994 now showing in Bristol @rwabristol in their main exhibition Frink, Blow, Lawson. #exhibition #gallery #bristol #rwabristol #womanartists #lawson #painting #boats #textures #figures

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

9 Days 11 Hours Ago

Gloxinia by Anne Redpath 1961, There is an entire room dedicated to the works of Anne Redpath at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol @rwabristol as part of their larger exhibition celebrating woman artists. It's a beautiful room of exquisite paintings and a lovely contrast to the main gallery which is showing Frink, Blow, Lawson. The remaining two galleries are showing works by female academicians past and present. If you are in or near Bristol I would urge you to visit -it is a stunning and inspirational exhibition.#exhibition #gallery #bristol #rwabristol #womanartists #anneredpath #blow #abstractartist # #flowers #stilllife #painting #collage #sculpture #drawings #observations #oils #portraits

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

10 Days 2 Hours Ago

Breakwater by Sandra Blow, 1994 now showing in Bristol @rwabristol in their fabulous exhibition Frink, Blow, Lawson. #exhibition #gallery #bristol #rwabristol #womanartists #midcenturywomanartists #mixedwomanexhibition #collageartist #papercuts #painting #painter #sculptures #powerful

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

10 Days 3 Hours Ago

Sea Change by Sandra Blow 1998, Acrylic on canvas now on view in Bristol @rwabristol as part of the Frink, Blow, Lawson exhibition. #exhibition #gallery #bristol #rwabristol #womanartists #midcenturywomanartists #collageartist #sculpture #drawings #painting #papercuts #mixedmedium #monumentalworks #purejoy #celebratingmaking #playful #beautifulexhibition

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

10 Days 3 Hours Ago

Touchstone by Sandra Blow 2003. Collage currently on view at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol @rwabristol in their Frink, Blow, Lawson exhibition. #exhibition #gallery #bristol #rwabristol #avon #womanandart #womanartists #midcenturywomanartists #collages #sculptures #print #sandrablow #lawson

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

10 Days 4 Hours Ago

Lovely day in Bristol with fellow artist @damhusleslieglenn, enjoying the blues skies and the fabulous exhibitions at @rwabristol of woman artists. Here's a shot from the Frink, Blow, Lawson exhibition - the fabulous Sandra Blow pieces meant there was sunshine inside and outside the gallery today - truly inspirational and well worth a visit if you're in the West Country. #exhibition #rwabristol #womanandart #midcenturywomanartists #collageartist #sculpture #bristol #painting #papercuts #mixedmedium #dramatic #powerful #beautifulexhibition

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

11 Days 6 Hours Ago

Just finishing this set of 3 little Cornish collages I started at New Year. These are the smallest collages I've made and they feel very intimate after working on my large canvases. #studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #artistslife #mygallery #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #contemporarypapercollage #collage #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #cornwall

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

15 Days 7 Hours Ago

Lovely to catch up with the beautiful and talented @damhusleslieglenn at the PV of her solo exhibition Renaissance Reimaginings @hubnubgallery @hubnubcentre in Frome. It's officially open from today so do pop along and see it if you're in Frome, beautiful work in a beautiful venue and serving delicious food too! We were also celebrating that we've both just been elected as @rwabristol Academicians, we couldn't be more delighted and looking forward to the journey ahead. #exhibition #gallery #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #renaissancereimaginings #figures #hubnub #churchvenue #oils #fromeartists #academicians #rwaacademicians

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

16 Days 6 Hours Ago

Still pretty freezing here in Somerset and I haven't been able to feel my toes for about 20 minutes but the light shining into my studio today is so welcome after a very grey and wet January. I have high expectations for a brighter, lighter, warmer and more productive February. #worksinprogress #wip #smallworks #collageartist #papercuts #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #winterlandscape #collageartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #red #distressedpapers #worksonboard #springiscoming #lettherebelight

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

16 Days 8 Hours Ago

So I came down to my kitchen blackboard and found this today - I can't think what my son is implying! I'm loving having a (nearly) teenager in the house again, he makes me smile everyday 😊#collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #kitchenblackboard #somerset #preteeninthehouse #lovemyboy #everystageisadelight #youngman #youngmusician #cheeky #comedianinthehouse #saysitasitis #openandhonest #spreadthecreativity #donteatthesprouts!

Last day of @LondonArtFair tomorrow where I'm showing with @edgar_modern on stand G18. This image is 'Corina II' small collage on board. #exhibition #londonartfair #collageartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #papercuts #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #prints #collageartist #greenandblack

Thanks to @kathydalwood for taking this snap of my work today @londonartfair. Im showing with @edgar_modern on stand G18 and the fair continues until Sunday. #exhibition #londonartfair #collageartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #papercuts #collages #paintings #veil #westcountryartist #standg18 #bathgallery #edgarmodern

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

29 Days 6 Hours Ago

Carina, small collage on board can be seen this weekend @londonartfair with Bath based gallery @EdgarModern on stand G18. #exhibition #londonartfair #collageartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #papercuts #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #winterlandscape #greenandblack #artfair

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-01-18 08:07:18

Studio wall. I think the one on the right may have a cat added tomorrow. I've been drawing my Lolly cat whilst down with my back ache and I think it's time she was included in a painting. #studiotoday #inthestudio #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #paintings #stilllife #abstractpapercuts #abstract #tonal #shapesandbalance #worksoncanvas #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #wip

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-01-18 04:22:18

Two large still life paintings on the go. Lovely light today despite the chill but mostly I was so happy that my studio was still in one piece this morning as the wind over the past three nights has been less sympathetic to our trees and fencing. Loving all your pics from LAF, don't stop posting.#studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #artistslife #mygallery #exhibition #modernbritishart #midcent #midcentinspired #westcountryartist #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #mygallery #paintings #lightonthewall #onthewalltoday #workinghard #loveart

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-01-15 07:00:44

Large unfinished still life painting from last year. I put this away as I ran out of the colours I needed but really looking forward to finishing it now. #collages #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #studiotoday #stilllife #abstractartist #shapesandbalance #abstractpapercuts #justneedsomecolour #graysonperry #jugontable

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-01-15 06:52:56

Tax returns complete, some serious back cracking from the chiropractor and a tidy studio - tentatively returning to work but unfortunately not strong enough to make the train journey to London Art Fair this year. If you're going share lots of pics please and if you want to see some of my latest work I'll be showing with Bath based gallery Edgar Modern on stand G18. #exhibition #londonartfair @londonartfair #mixedshow #modernbritishart #midcent #midcentinspired #westcountryartist #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #worksonpaper #collages #paintings #sculptures #backtowork #somerset

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-01-12 04:14:50

Sibling II, large collage on board. (112,112cm) I'm delighted to be showing this piece and other new works at the 30th London Art Fair in Islington. You can find me on stand G18 with Bath based gallery Edgar Modern. Lots of fabulous mid century art alongside contemporary pieces -a great way to start the New Year. #exhibition #artfair #livingwithart #midcent #london #londonartfair #collageartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #papercuts #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #prints #photography #sculpture #drawings #london @londonartfair @EdgarModern