Asleep On My Shoulder
By Nicola Jane
About this piece
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.