Nicolette
Carter

Biography

My Work | CV | Residencies | Education | Main Exhibitions

My Work

My influences include, medieval art, Mughal painting, and decorative arts from many cultures. Although I enjoy using colour and pattern as surface decoration, there are always poetic, narrative and spiritual elements in my work. This lends a meditative element to the paintings, as the viewer is free to interpret and explore the images as they wish. In the same way that reading a poem may evoke different responses from different people.

The images evolve and change as the elements of colour, pattern and rhythm resolve themselves into the completed composition. Sometimes several hues of the same colour family are layered to produce intense colour. I often work on a dark ground, to make the colours glow. I am interested in flattened perspective as opposed to, linear, vanishing point perspective.

Curriculum Vitae

I Graduated from West Surrey college of Art and Design in the 1980s and went on to further study at Bretton Hall in West Yorkshire and London Institute in Holborn and Clerkenwell.

My work has been exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions.

My paintings are in many private collections nationally and internationally.

Residencies and Other Events

2009 Curated "Short Stories, Tall Tales" at W.A.C. Gallery London
2001 Leader of workshop for "The Big Draw" event at Croydon Clock Tower Museum and Art Gallery. (Part of "The Big Drawers" an exhibition of antique corsetry and underwear)
1998 Featured on Meridian TV "Deep South" making sculpture for Fisherton Mill Gallery
1996 Screening of Animated Film at David Lean Cinema, Croydon
1993-94 "The Portable Sea Side Experience" Installation created for Exploding Cinema's "Dive In" Brockwell Park Lido, Brixton and "The Apple Chapel" installation created for Exploding Cinema at Farringdon Underground station.
1999 Hayes Primary School Kenley
1999 William Cobbett School, Farnham
1993 Eastwick Junior School and Painshill Park, Surrey
1987 Orton Festival Peterborough

Education

2006 Stone lithography course, Oaks Park Studios Carshalton
2001 London Institute Certificate of Animation Production
2000 D.A.L.I. Animation course, Central St. Martins, London
1997 D.A.L.I. Sculpture course, Central St. Martins, London
1987-1988 Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire P.G.C.E Art/Textiles
1986 W.S.C.A.D. Prize for Drawing
1982-1986 West Surrey College of Art and Design BA, Hons Degree, Fine Art

Main Exhibitions

2017 The Tiny Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
2016 Bristol AAF
2014 "Art for Art's Sake" Twyford Gallery, Berkshire 2013 "Treasure" Group show at Burwash Art Cambridge
2013 "Represented by Art" Goring Gallery, Oxfordshire
2011-12 Featured on Achica web site four times
2009 "Short Stories Tall Tales" W.A.C. Gallery, London.
2009 Lithographs selected for “ Impress” National Printmaking Festival, Stroud
2008 "7@ W11" Gallery 5, Notting Hill
2007-08 Lithograph selected for touring show; Stone-plate-Grease-Water - MOMA Wales; Bankside Gallery London; Queens University Belfast - Sponsored by Arts Council Wales
2006-Ongoing Selected for permanent exhibition at Bluemoon Gallery Tunbridge Wells
2006 Henley Exhibition Centre (solo show)
2006 Gallery @ OXO, South bank, London
2006 Lauderdale House, London
2005 "After the Wave" Wimbledon, in memory of the victims of the Tsunami
2005-11 Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
2002-05 and 2007-11 Affordable Art Fair London
2004 Lotus Gallery, Bath
2003 Quaker Gallery, London
2002 & 04 Osterley Park, London, ‘ Skylark flies West’
1999-Ongoing Joined Skylark Gallery on the South bank, London
2001 Angel Festival, for Nanasy Productions, North Norfolk
1998 "The Enchanted Priory" Marcham Priory, Oxfordshire
1999 Gallery 48, Lavenham, Suffolk
1998 Drawing selected for "Ends and Means", Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
1997-98 Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
1997 Selected for Taunton Drawing Open
1997 Selected for Cheltenham Open drawing Competition (renamed Jerwood)
1996 Collectibles, Conductors Hallway Gallery, Camberwell
1995 "Burning Bright" in aid of Global Tiger Patrol, Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead
1995 "Departures" Princes House, Piccadilly
1995 Arts Theatre Gallery, London WC2 (solo show)
1994 The Wren at St James, Piccadilly
1993 Clapham Picture House (solo show)
1990 Earlsfield Library Gallery
1989 Harvey Road Gallery, Guildford
1989 Gallery Dagmar, Dulwich
1987 Kiln Gallery, Farnham Maltings