Nicky Basford

Nicky Basford returned to full time painting in 2002, after a career in art and retail and has since, exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. She studied at Chelsea, Camberwell and Newcastle schools of Art and now lives and works in London, where she has just finished her sixth solo show.

A semi-abstract painter, whose primary inspiration is the landscape, Nicky works in oil and mixed media, both on location and from her studio in London. Subjects include West Dorset and St. Ives in Cornwall, places she knows well and further afield, where she goes to walk and paint; the Camino de Santiago through Northern Spain, Provence and Capri.

Her paintings, though freely executed, are always underpinned by a firm understanding of the principles of drawing and composition. They recall a place rather than reproduce it. It is sensual work, both because of how the artist experiences the landscape and how, through the fluency of her visual language, she enables the viewer to do the same.


‘Reclining Nude, Blue’ Charcoal and Acrylic
66 cm x 91 cm £650


'Reclining Nude, Knee Raised’ Charcoal and Acrylic
66 cm x 91 cm £650

'Luberon Vineyards’ Oil on Board 28.5 cm x 28.5 cm SOLD

'Andalusian Landscape’ Oil on Canvas 76 cm x 66 cm £1250

'Apple Tree, Spring’ Oil on Canvas 51 cm x 41 cm £900