Nicola Hansby

Nicola Hansby

Nicola Hansby is a painter living in Ōtepoti, Dunedin, having studied at the Dunedin School of Art from 2002-2006.
Arranging still life of inanimate objects in her studio, she crops and simplifies subjects, trimming away until only essential elements remain. In doing so she explores the interplay of shape, form and negative space.
Writer Leoni Schmidt had this to say about one of Hansby’s recent paintings: “Oh joy of painting, shock of rose on red! Henri Matisse in a new guise and a nod to Giorgio Morandi in the mix of the artist’s own take on the simplicity of the painted cut-out. One lingers as memory cannot suffice.”
Hansby has exhibited nationwide including Laissez Faire at the Jonathan Smart Gallery in Christchurch and the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Parkin Drawing Prize Finalist Exhibition, Wellington. Hansby’s work titled Ampa, Used Fireworks and Other Objects received a Highly-Commended Award in the 2014 Parkin Drawing Prize.
Hansby has also organised and curated a number of community minded art projects and events. Hansby’s brain child Exquisite Corpse, was a collaborative drawing project that brought 61 artists together and raised $3000 for the charity Chat Bus, a children’s counselling service. 

Statice

$950.00

Orchid

$1,250.00

St John's Wort

$1,370.00

Bouquet

$1,370.00