Rain Swept Sands

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An atmospheric mixed media, oil & acrylic painting on board by Nicky Greenshields.

Supplied framed in a limed white 84mm frame as shown.

The image size is approximately 19 x 39cm and the outer frame size is approximately 36 x 56cm.

This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly direct debit instalments of £29.50 - contact the gallery for an application and full details.

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Artist Statement

What were the skies like when you were young? A thought I return to most days. These ethereal dreamlike memories are what I try to capture in my paintings. One of my childhood memories, lying in an uncut hay field watching the clouds move across the sky, changing the landscape and myself within it. Images become abstract, they are no longer a picture but line, colour and the spaces in between. Clouds, sunset, sunrise, vast open spaces of colour and movement all capture and release emotion for me. I enjoy the way clouds hide the landscape allowing glimpses of what is behind, how they gently reveal their secrets. How does light frame the landscape? Which emotions and feelings does it resonate with? Can I capture those feelings to uplift your spirits or reflect an inner turmoil?

About Nicky Greenshields

Nicky grew up in rural Worcestershire and enjoyed country life, horses and farming.

After leaving school in 1990 she went to study Geology at Manchester University gaining a 2:1 hons degree. There then followed a few years of Greenpeace activism and work at the BBC as a Production Assistant in what was then the live TV Department working on programmes like Newsnight, Blue Peter and the Holiday show.

In 1997 Nicky left corporate life to embark on her creative career at Camberwell College of Art. Firstly studying a Foundation Course and then in 1998 starting a BA Visual Arts Ceramics Degree. Gaining a 2:1 in 2001 Nicky left to become a Mum and moved to Buckinghamshire. She practised Ceramics for many years but it was spinal surgery in 2016 that forced her to take up painting as she was limited to only being able to stand or lie down for 2 years. Since then she has done many online courses, week long courses at Newlyn School of Art and St Ives School of Art, but is in the main, a self taught painter.

1990- 1993: Bsc Geology 2:1 Hons, Manchester University

1993-1994: Whale Campaign Reserch Assistant, GreenPeace International in Islington

1994- 1997: Production Assistant BBC

1997-2001: Visual Arts Ceramics 2:1 , Camberwell College of Art, London

2006: Bucks Arts Week: Ceramics

2017: Bucks Arts week:Painting

2018: Bucks Art Week, Painting