Nichola was born into a family of equine enthusiasts, and brought up on a stud one can easily understand therefore, her keen interest in painting her chosen subject matters. For many years Ms. Eddery has studied the composition of the horse and drawn great inspiration from her involvement in the horse racing industry. She was also classically trained in traditional drawing techniques and expresses a great love for portraiture, still life, landscape and other figurative work.
Nichola's style reconciles her achievements in academic realism, her love for beauty and colour and passion for the sporting and fine art composition.
Her recent studies in Israel’s Hershberg in the summer of 2014, she says ‘dramatically improved my skills in landscape painting and designing compositions. Thanks to this course I now can produce compositions with multiple horses and figures in the landscape through either direct reference or imagination’.
Selected private collections include:
HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud
HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan al Saud
HRH Prince Fahd bin Khaled bin Sultan al Saud
HRH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani
Mr. & Mrs. John Magnier
Mr. & Mrs. Derick Smith
Cristina Patino Y Barbon Duchess of Durcal
Mr. Raymond Tooth
The Hon. Edward Haughey
Notable equine commissions include: