Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

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

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Fascinating to hear @christopherbucklow talk about his photographs tonight and how they led to his dream paintings. Delighted to be showing alongside these fascinating works @stonystreethouse wine bar in Frome. #exhibition #frome #somerset #westcountry #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #photographs #guests #dreams #papercuts #painting #painter #westcountryartists #collageartist #winebar #mediteraneanwines #stonystreethouse #pizza

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Lovely opening night at @stonystreethouse with friend and fellow artist @damhusleslieglenn and the talented @naismithrobertson who designed the interiors. Gave a small talk about my work with fellow artist @christopherbucklow to the Stony Street staff and drank delicious red wine all night long. What a fabulous and generous evening and what a great new venue for Frome. Best of Luck to Kent and his team for many great evenings ahead 😊 🍷🍷🍕 #collageartist #winebar #wineshop #pizza #dogfriendly #chic #artonthewalls #frome #somerset #westcountry #paintings #worksonpaper #photographs #collages #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #fromeartists #openingnight

Chinese Xiao Long Bao steamed buns #chineseculture #baozi #chinese food

Happy Valentine's Day to all you beautiful creatives and art lovers.💕 Here are a couple of hot and fiery paintings from one of my favourite artists, the Italian painter Afro Basaldella @fondazioneafro who manages to create images that are both delicate in their application of paint and line and yet filled with great energy and passion. #afrobasaldella #italianart #guigenheim #peggyguggenheim #painter #drawings #expressionism #modernart #colour #livingwithart #passion #valentinesday #lovewhatyoudo #lovemorelivemore #oiloncanvas

China top actress 2018 Chaoyue Yang #Chinese #Chinastars #Chinesebeauty

A couple of my collages have been loaned to the wonderful new @stonystreethouse wine bar in Frome which opens for business from 9am this Saturday. Here you can see 'The Apple Picker ' which has been placed next to the downstairs bar and upstairs I have one of my large Theodora pieces. Delighted to be showing alongside some fabulous works by @christopherbucklow. Super staff, fabulous wine, great coffee, pizzas, pastries and you can enjoy some of the best views of Frome -another gem coming to our super little town😊🍷🍕 #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #frome #westcountryartist #somerset #wine #winebar #wineshop #pizza #dogfriendly #chic #artonthewalls #supportinglocalart #papercuts #catherineshill #green #interiordesign #interiors #stonystreethouse @sue_bucklow

Breakfast table with collage and daffs. Beautifully mild today and once again it feels like spring is just around the corner. Back in the studio this week, been away for a few weeks with illustration work which I've been completing in the warmth of the house so I'm super excited about getting back in the studio and garden today. Wishing you all a super week😊 #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #frome #westcountryartist #somerset #collages #paperart #collageartist #newworks #painting #painter #daffodils #springiscoming #gardenstudio #artistslife #inthegarden #studiotoday #studiolife #breakfast #kitchentable #interiordesign #interiors #oldhouses #livingwithart #artinthehome

Huge and fabulous collages by Matthew Day Jackson currently on view at Hauser and Wirth, Somerset. #exhibition #gallery #somerset #bruton #nature #silkscreen #collagedfabric #papercuts #painting #flowers #bouquet @hauserwirth @matthewdayjackson

Drawings by Catherine Goodman currently on view at Hauser and Wirth, Somerset So wonderful to see an artist who places drawing at the core of her practice. #exhibition #gallery #somerset #bruton #nature #naturespatterns #landscape #hammocks #figures #lostyouth #transformation #awomansjourney #painting #painter #daysoff

Wonderfully delicious paintings by Catherine Goodman currently on view at Hauser and Wirth, Somerset #painting #gallery #somerset #bruton #nature figures #thetransformationofwoman #lossofinnocence #oiloncanvas @cathgoodman_studio @hauserwirth #dreams #reminiscing #hammocks

I was feeling a bit bahumbug about the snow yesterday as everything was closed or canceled, schools, markets, my husbands gig last night and also my studio. But today was magical, we embraced the chill and the ice and I'm so pleased as it was a truly beautiful day. Icy bandstand in Victoria Park, Frome #snowdays #daysout #slippingandsliding #brightandbeautiful #artists #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modbrit #frome #dayoff #febuary #febuarychills #victoriapark #inspiration

Here are a few new pieces underway. Only managing 2 hours stints in the garden fridge before heading back to the house for a cuppa and a thaw out. Biscuit looks a bit miserable in this pic (he isn't, he was chasing apples in the garden just 20 mins ago) and I try and leave him in the house with my hubby when it's really cold but he's a dedicated studio companion and howls if he can't come with me so he pops on my jumper, hunkers down and every so often comes back for a biscuit treat and a warm up. Slow and steady is the way forward this January which is just what I need after a manic 2018. And yes, if you see outside my studio window I'm still working through my bumper crop of apples. I've usually run out by November but ive given tons away and we have a crumble or apple cake most weeks and there are still loads. Thank goodness we love apples! #studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #artistslife #mygallery #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #wip #smallworks #newworks #shapesandbalance #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #garden #contemporarypapercollage #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #january #newbeginnings

A large collage from my Veil series, 2018 The fabulous winter Pop Up with @jpartconsultancy continues until the end of the month. Lots of wonderful pieces, small and large with a section promoting small works under £500. 12-14 Montpellier Vale, Blackheath, London #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #mixedshow #painting #collage #somersetartist #westcountryartist #londonart #interiors #interiordesign #buyart #loveart #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #midbrit #mixedshow #blackheath #popup

Summer, collage on board 2018 The fabulous 2019 London Art Fair continues throughout the weekend. I'm exhibiting with @edgar_modern on stand G18. #exhibition #londonartfair #@londonartfair @EdgarModern #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #mixedshow #painting #collage #sculpture #drawings #prints #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #londonart #interiors #interiordesign #buyart #loveart #livingwithart #artinthehome

Beautiful raw and richly worked paintings by Eleanor Bartlett currently on view @blackswanarts in Frome, Somerset until the end of the month. #eleanorbartlett #painter #waxandpaint #bichumen #metalpaint #canvascollages #worksonpaper #worksonboard #worksoncanvas #exhibition #blackswanarts

Large abstract collage on board currently showing with @jpartconsultancy in their Winter Pop Up until the end of the month. 12 -14 Montpellier Vale, Blackheath, London. #exhibition #gallery #somersetartist #londonart #interiors #interiordesign #buyart #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #mixedshow #worksonboard #abstractart #jpartsconsultancy #nomadicgallery #popupexhibition #blackheath

Early days but I've been working on this dancing horse as part of my circus series. He's quite large at just over 5ft x 4ft and is dominating my studio today. #circusinspired #dancinghorse #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #frome #westcountryartist #somerset #collages #paperart #horse #abstracthorse #collageartist #studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #artistslife #mygallery #newworks #wip

I'm sad not to make it down to the opening of London Art Fair today where I'm exhibiting with @edgar_modern on stand G18 but I'm so happy in the studio where I'm pushing ahead with my circus inspired images. These are large pieces constructed from painted boards which are then collaged using distressed papers, pieces of canvas and encaustic paint and wax samples. I love these mild Januarys, it seems to be one of my most productive months -Xmas mayhem and tax returns are over, no school hols, the garden isn't too much of a distraction and I'm really happy to shut myself away and start something new. Happy days😊 #papercuts #painting #painter #westcountryartist #studiotoday #studiolife #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #collages #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #mygallery #newyearexhibitions #newworks #artistslife #newyear #january #feelinginspired @londonartfair @islingtondesignpark @edgar_modern