Asleep On My Shoulder


Art sculpture by Nicola Beattie.

This alabaster sculpture is one of a series of stone carvings about contemplation and the stillness of stone.

This art sculpture comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist.

Nicola trained at Exeter and Wimbledon Colleges of Art gaining a BA Hons degree in Sculpture in 1990.

After leaving Art College she spent the next fourteen years carving art sculpture in Wood, using the human figure and animals as her inspiration.  In 2004 she resumed carving in Stone, again concentrating on the human figure and inspired by primitive African carving.

Whilst continuing her carving in stone, Nicola also began a collection of Bronze wildlife art sculpture pieces, initiated by a commission for a horse sculpture.  These pieces are made originally in either clay, wax or plaster depending upon the required finish of the cast piece and are about movement and the nature of each animal.

In 2010 Nicola resumed her painting, inspired by Turner’s collection in the Tate Gallery.    She is now working mainly in oils again, often using a glazing medium between the layers of paint.At the moment, Nicola is working on a number of Stone, Plaster and Wood pieces based on organic forms in Nature.  Some of her pieces involve a spiral form which she is developing further into large oil paintings.

Nicola has exhibited both abroad and widely throughout the UK, regularly in London, including at the Mall Galleries, The Royal Academy, The Menier Gallery  SE1, The Osborne Studio Gallery, Knightsbridge and Cork Street.  Her work is held in both public and numerous private collections.



Product Reference No: A-10729

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Dimensions 30 x 21 x 52 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Nicola Beattie

Nicola studied both Painting and Sculpture at Exeter College of Art and Design; she then went on to specialize in Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art in London, gaining a BA Hons degree in Fine Art Sculpture. She makes large indoor pieces in plaster to be cast in bronze, alongside carving in alabaster and polyphant stone. She also paints large canvases when exploring a theme further in 2D. Since 2013  Nicola has been working on a series of sculptures and paintings inspired by God and water baptism focusing on water and light. The sculptures consist of a number of stone and alabaster sculptures as well as several large plaster sculptures based on a water drop form to be cast in bronze. The paintings are mainly medium to large and painted in acrylics and oils, focusing on light and texture, similar to the sculptures. Her work has been exhibited both abroad and throughout the UK. London exhibitions and galleries include: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, The Menier Gallery, Sotheby’s Art Gallery, The Gallery and Gallery 27 Cork Street. Alongside exhibiting, Nicola has completed a number of contemporary art commissions for both private and corporate clients in the UK, her work is also held in collections in Germany, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Singapore, the Caribbean and Australia.

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