Nicola, 40, has been based in Reading for eight years and works from her garden studio in Caversham, painting still life landscapes and river scenes from around the Thames. She said: "I paint flowers in both watercolour and oils, wildlife on the river, as well as landscapes and seascapes. I am inspired by a love of nature and the Thames near my home in Caversham is a favourite subject. My inspiration really stems from my love of nature; I have been making art for as long as I can remember."
Nicola, pictured above in her studio, has shown her works at the Windsor and Reading Contemporary Art Fairs, and she said: "The organisers do such a professional job. The exposure from the fairs has been really good because people have often contacted me afterwards and came to find me. The knock-on effect has been good.
"Visitors tend to be local and it is good to receive their feedback - and lovely to meet them when they return the following year. It is also great to meet other artists and share experiences. Both fairs are run professionally, with great attention to detail. They are large events, but everyone is well looked after and there is always a great atmosphere."
View and buy Nicola's works at the fair, at Royal Windsor Racecourse, on Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11. The two-day fair will run alongside The Wine Affair, which takes place on Sunday, November 11, at the same venue.
The art fair will be open from 10am-5pm on both days, with a private view on Friday, November 9, from 6-9pm. Adult tickets in advance cost £6. Tickets for disabled people, pensioners, students and anyone aged 11-18 cost £5.
On the door it is £7 for adults, £6 concessions, £1 for children aged five-10 and under fives go free.
A double ticket for Friday's private view is £20. Call 01753 591892 or visit www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk