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At this time, my thoughts are with all who are battling the implications of the pandemic. Of all the lessons I have learnt since it began, there is still great humility amongst all suffering and pain. During time as a frontline worker, I witnessed the selflessness and resilience of medical, defence, security and hotel staff who work within the Quarantine System, protecting our communities and the country.

Eventually getting more time to paint, I have now become inspired to create the most beautiful pictures I can, with every skill I have in my arsenal. This is my intention, as an act of counter-defiance against the wrongs in the world right now, to not forget or discount the beauty that is still in it, in our imaginations, and in our hearts.

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(b. Nicole Maguire, 1971 Tasmania, Australia), Nicole is of German, Russian and Irish decent. She is passionate about the beauty she sees in her surroundings and aspects of her European heritage.

Nicole found her artistic voice through oil painting where her early work resonated within the Tasmanian community, particularly lovers of the natural environment.

 

Current works are inspired by techniques of the Old Masters, her local surroundings and travels abroad.

Her artworks are in both public and private collections around Australia.

​Nicole currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Education 

2003

Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Tasmania

Awards 

2017

2017

2013

Finalist, Art Prizes Cover Competition

Shortlisted, Bluethumb Art Prize

Winner, Artery Prize, Art Society of Tasmania

Exhibitions 

2020

Summer Art Fair (Selected exhibition), Aro Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2017

(Solo) Nymphs and Nomads, Aro Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2017

Kapten & Son/Bluethumb Collaboration, Melbourne, VIC

2016

Muse Gallery, Beechworth, VIC

2014

Art Society of Tasmania, Lady Franklin Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2014

City Mission Charity Exhibition, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2011

Art From Trash (sculpture), Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2006

The Art Stock Room, Brisbane, QLD

2004

(Solo) Lux, Hobart, TAS

2003

Staney & Son Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2002

(Solo) Immersion, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart, TAS

Press

2017

Creative Artist Magazine, Issue #19, Profile and Tutorial Feature

2016

Grand Designs Australia Magazine, Issue #5.5 September

2012

The Tasmanian Mercury Newspaper, Art Watch, Clyde Selby

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