|Artist Name:||Nicki Hall|
|Art Groups:||Artists Society of Canberra|
Goulburn & District Art Society
|State:||New South Wales|
Nicki Hall has lived on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales for most of her life during which time she has developed skills in painting and sculpting. She has no formal art education but is a self taught artist who has taken part in workshops with some notable practicing Australian Artists such as Lucy and Barry McCann, Hermen Pekel and Joseph Zubukvic at Charles Sturt University’s ”Mitchell School of Arts” as well as John Wilson in the Blue Mountains. Clay throwing and sculpting were Nicki’s choice of expression at School Level and some weekend workshops with Doris Cruse-Hoyne in sculpture introduced her to soapstone, Limestone and Hebel Block.
Nicki has held local beginners painting and sculpting workshops and lessons for Merimbula and District Art Group, Montague Art and Craft Society and Bombala Painters. Nicki paints animals, landscapes and seascapes in the mediums of pastels, acrylics, watercolours and oils in both traditional and contemporary styles. She is represented by galleries throughout New South Wales and regularly takes part in exhibitions with Artist’s Society of Canberra, Montague Art & Craft Society, Bega Valley Art & Craft Society and others.
Nicki is open to commissions for similar works already sold or any landscape/seascape work as well as animal portraits.
Art Group Memberships
Artist’s Society of Canberra
Montague Art & Craft Society
Bega Valley Art & Craft Society
Goulburn Art Society
Nicki exhibits her work regularly through local art groups and events.
Awards & Achievements Include:
Shirley Hannan Portrait Award: Finalist 2003, 2004.
Far South Coast National Show: Best Watercolour 2005; Best Open Oil/Acrylic 2007; Best Pastel and Best Oil/Acrylic 2010; 2014 Best Exhibit; 2016 Best Exhibit, Best Oil/Acrylic and Best Pastel.
Bega Valley Art and Craft Society Members Exhibition: Best Landscape 2005; Best Landscape 2009; Best Landscape and Best Pastel 2013; Best Landscape/Seascape and best Pastel 2015. Best Landscape/Seascape 2016 and best Pastel.
Montague Art and Craft Society Open Exhibition: 2014 Narooma Art Prize; 2015 Best Pastel.
Wildlife and Botanical Artists Society ACT: Wildlife Award 2006; Best Contemporary Wildlife Award 2007.
Goulburn Workers Club Art Prize: Winner 2011.
Basil Seller’s Art Prize: Finalist 2012 and 2010: Finalist 2014 and Winner of People’s Choice.
Australian Artist Magazine: 3rd Prize Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes 2014.