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.
(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.
Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Tasmania
Finalist, Art Prizes Cover Competition
Shortlisted, Bluethumb Art Prize
Winner, Artery Prize, Art Society of Tasmania
Summer Art Fair (Selected exhibition), Aro Gallery, Sydney, NSW
(Solo) Nymphs and Nomads, Aro Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Kapten & Son/Bluethumb Collaboration, Melbourne, VIC
Muse Gallery, Beechworth, VIC
Art Society of Tasmania, Lady Franklin Gallery, Hobart, TAS
City Mission Charity Exhibition, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Art From Trash (sculpture), Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
The Art Stock Room, Brisbane, QLD
(Solo) Lux, Hobart, TAS
Staney & Son Gallery, Hobart, TAS
(Solo) Immersion, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Creative Artist Magazine, Issue #19, Profile and Tutorial Feature
Grand Designs Australia Magazine, Issue #5.5 September
The Tasmanian Mercury Newspaper, Art Watch, Clyde Selby