Nicky Heard graduated with a degree in Ceramics and Glass in 1988, going on to become the Head of Art in Crofton School and teaching a diverse range of mixed media to secondary school students.
After 25 years, Nicky left teaching to focus on her own art practice.
She works with wool, a technique she developed through exploring more tactile and unusual methods of ‘painting’.
Various types of wool and fibres are applied onto a canvas surface using needle felting techniques to replicate effects of painting.
Wildlife is the primary subject matter of Nicky’s wool paintings. She often chooses to feature vulnerable or endangered species, with the aim of raising awareness of their reducing numbers in the wild. A donation from the sale of her original works is made to the WWF.