Category Archives: In the studio

Seeds_of_Thought_by Nicola Anthony, 45 x 45 cm, Saga seeds, gold leaf and oyster shell mineral pigment

Eating gold leaf, inhaling paint, creating new work…

Nestled away in my studio I have accidentally become covered in gold leaf, and have had to try very hard not to unwittingly inhale the ground minerals that I used in my latest works, but it was all worth it:

Seeds_of_Thought_by Nicola Anthony, 45 x 45 cm, Saga seeds, gold leaf and oyster shell mineral pigment

Eating gold leaf, inhaling paint, creating new work…

Nestled away in my studio I have accidentally become covered in gold leaf, and have had to try very hard not to unwittingly inhale the ground minerals that I used in my latest works, but it was all worth it:

Nicola Anthony on Art Reborn. OKTO A-OK

Video: 8900 red seeds on OKTO TV – Art Reborn

Pass It On by Nicola Anthony, featured by OKTO TV, At Reborn,  Episode 6 (aired 10pm Wednesday 19th June 2013) In the above video, you will see what the Art Reborn film crew discovered when they made a visit earlier this

Nicola Anthony on Art Reborn. OKTO A-OK

Video: 8900 red seeds on OKTO TV – Art Reborn

Pass It On by Nicola Anthony, featured by OKTO TV, At Reborn,  Episode 6 (aired 10pm Wednesday 19th June 2013) In the above video, you will see what the Art Reborn film crew discovered when they made a visit earlier this

saga seed painting, Photograph (c) Nicola Anthony 2013

Behind the Scenes: 600 new seeds, plus a good knowledge of ants and monitor lizards (Day 3)

Sometimes an artwork takes you on a journey. In the case of ‘Pass it On’, the journey was not initially intended to be such a big part of the artwork. However, when such a wonderful experience and story starts to

saga seed painting, Photograph (c) Nicola Anthony 2013

Behind the Scenes: 600 new seeds, plus a good knowledge of ants and monitor lizards (Day 3)

Sometimes an artwork takes you on a journey. In the case of ‘Pass it On’, the journey was not initially intended to be such a big part of the artwork. However, when such a wonderful experience and story starts to

Photograph (c) Nicola Anthony 2013

Behind the Scenes: A kindly passer by, a busker and a homeless uncle… (Day 2)

Recently my  artwork ‘Pass it On’ has sent me on a journey all over Singapore, where I gradually gathered 8900 saga seeds meeting all sorts of characters and hearing many stories along the way. Below is the entry in my seed-journal about

Photograph (c) Nicola Anthony 2013

Behind the Scenes: A kindly passer by, a busker and a homeless uncle… (Day 2)

Recently my  artwork ‘Pass it On’ has sent me on a journey all over Singapore, where I gradually gathered 8900 saga seeds meeting all sorts of characters and hearing many stories along the way. Below is the entry in my seed-journal about

Pass it on, Nicola Anthony, 2013, Image 4_Small

Behind the Scenes: Saga Seed collecting Day 1

Throughout the process of creating my latest artwork, ‘Pass it On’, I have wandered all over Singapore, collecting 8900 saga seeds and keeping a seed collecting journal – this journey has become a big part of the artwork, so I am sharing

Pass it on, Nicola Anthony, 2013, Image 4_Small

Behind the Scenes: Saga Seed collecting Day 1

Throughout the process of creating my latest artwork, ‘Pass it On’, I have wandered all over Singapore, collecting 8900 saga seeds and keeping a seed collecting journal – this journey has become a big part of the artwork, so I am sharing

Saga seeds in an artwork, 'Pass it on' by Nicola Anthony, (c) 2013

My 8000 piece artwork: Behind the scenes

I’ve been a bit quiet lately. When you see how many saga seeds I’ve been gathering from all over Singapore, to become part of a sculpture I am working on, you will understand why. When I tell you that I

Saga seeds in an artwork, 'Pass it on' by Nicola Anthony, (c) 2013

My 8000 piece artwork: Behind the scenes

I’ve been a bit quiet lately. When you see how many saga seeds I’ve been gathering from all over Singapore, to become part of a sculpture I am working on, you will understand why. When I tell you that I

malaysia field trip

A bagful of cuttlebones, 4000 seeds, and a new exhibition…

It’s been a while since my last post, in the time between now and then I have been scheming a brand new installation for an exhibition entitled ‘Displacements‘, I’ve taken a field trip to Malaysia where I drove through palm

malaysia field trip

A bagful of cuttlebones, 4000 seeds, and a new exhibition…

It’s been a while since my last post, in the time between now and then I have been scheming a brand new installation for an exhibition entitled ‘Displacements‘, I’ve taken a field trip to Malaysia where I drove through palm

(c) Nicola Anthony

New drawings series: Work in the making

Some studio shots of recent drawings:   See more drawings in Nicola Anthony’s Drawing Portfolio

(c) Nicola Anthony

New drawings series: Work in the making

Some studio shots of recent drawings:   See more drawings in Nicola Anthony’s Drawing Portfolio

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Synesthesia: landscapes of scent, songs splashed out in ink.

syn·es·the·sia [sin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] noun: A sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color. I was asked to participate in

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Synesthesia: landscapes of scent, songs splashed out in ink.

syn·es·the·sia [sin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] noun: A sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color. I was asked to participate in

Debutante by Nicola Anthony - artwork in Ink

A new artwork: Debutante

I made this artwork as a response to the female image, and the nude in contemporary society, whilst considering the ways in which our perceptions of the world and ourselves have changed in contemporary society. The drawing is composed entirely

Debutante by Nicola Anthony - artwork in Ink

A new artwork: Debutante

I made this artwork as a response to the female image, and the nude in contemporary society, whilst considering the ways in which our perceptions of the world and ourselves have changed in contemporary society. The drawing is composed entirely

Little India Deepvali Market, Singapore

A new sense of beginning

Having recently relocated to a new studio in Singapore where I am making a new body of work, I decided to make this post more about my working process than my artwork progress. Singapore is amazing, sensory and inspirational. In my

Little India Deepvali Market, Singapore

A new sense of beginning

Having recently relocated to a new studio in Singapore where I am making a new body of work, I decided to make this post more about my working process than my artwork progress. Singapore is amazing, sensory and inspirational. In my

sculpture square, outdoors sculpture

A shift: London to Singapore

It’s been a while since I put fingertips to keyboard. As some readers, fellow creatives and friends will know, my efforts and braincells have been flurrying around over the last few months working to set up a second art studio

sculpture square, outdoors sculpture

A shift: London to Singapore

It’s been a while since I put fingertips to keyboard. As some readers, fellow creatives and friends will know, my efforts and braincells have been flurrying around over the last few months working to set up a second art studio

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Heart sketches and sculptures

Guess what I am doing with one of these? Sketches and drawings for a sculpture… ‘Private and Confidential’ by Nicola Anthony Leather, wood, paper and mixed media

lamb_heart

Heart sketches and sculptures

Guess what I am doing with one of these? Sketches and drawings for a sculpture… ‘Private and Confidential’ by Nicola Anthony Leather, wood, paper and mixed media

Confidential heart, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Experimenting with the heart

Today in the studio: A new sketch, ‘Confidential Heart’ I’m experimenting with making some drawings of the internal – the heart to be specific – using a new text stamp I’ve got:  ‘Private & Confidential’. I’m not sure I’ve got

Confidential heart, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Experimenting with the heart

Today in the studio: A new sketch, ‘Confidential Heart’ I’m experimenting with making some drawings of the internal – the heart to be specific – using a new text stamp I’ve got:  ‘Private & Confidential’. I’m not sure I’ve got

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony, dollar bill & paper

Interview: THE ART OF MAKING ART… OUT OF MONEY

In the light of our current show ArtHAUS, curator & gallery director Ryan Lanji interviews Michal Ohana Cole & myself about THE ART OF MAKING ART… OUT OF MONEY (see original article here). While the economic climate fluxuates and money

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony, dollar bill & paper

Interview: THE ART OF MAKING ART… OUT OF MONEY

In the light of our current show ArtHAUS, curator & gallery director Ryan Lanji interviews Michal Ohana Cole & myself about THE ART OF MAKING ART… OUT OF MONEY (see original article here). While the economic climate fluxuates and money

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony

New work: I need a dollar, dollar, dollar that’s what I need…

I have been working on a new body of collaged drawings using dollar bills and other currency. I love the intricate detail already present on the surface of the notes, and my purpose has been to fragment and re-shuffle this,

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony

New work: I need a dollar, dollar, dollar that’s what I need…

I have been working on a new body of collaged drawings using dollar bills and other currency. I love the intricate detail already present on the surface of the notes, and my purpose has been to fragment and re-shuffle this,

Grasp, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Sneak preview of new artworks: ‘Grasp’

‘Grasp’, 2012 Mixed media and silver leaf, Nicola Anthony   I’m just developing a new body of work in this style – your thoughts very welcome!

Grasp, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Sneak preview of new artworks: ‘Grasp’

‘Grasp’, 2012 Mixed media and silver leaf, Nicola Anthony   I’m just developing a new body of work in this style – your thoughts very welcome!

Click to play - silvia Krupinska interviews Artist Nicola Anthony

Silvia Krupinska discusses the artwork of Nicola Anthony: Colourful Radio

“Laborious and often obsessive with the way she constructs her work…a very treasure-box-like experience” Click below to listen to Silvia Krupinska discuss Nicola Anthony’s artistic practice on Colourful Radio “she layers and builds up, and uses the audience to interact with the

Click to play - silvia Krupinska interviews Artist Nicola Anthony

Silvia Krupinska discusses the artwork of Nicola Anthony: Colourful Radio

“Laborious and often obsessive with the way she constructs her work…a very treasure-box-like experience” Click below to listen to Silvia Krupinska discuss Nicola Anthony’s artistic practice on Colourful Radio “she layers and builds up, and uses the audience to interact with the

post box close up, Nicola Anthony

Secrets and confessions

Here’s what’s in my sketchbook, on my mind and in my studio at the moment: I am fascinated by the connections between people that we don’t realise exist – the links between us all on a human, universal level.  I like the

post box close up, Nicola Anthony

Secrets and confessions

Here’s what’s in my sketchbook, on my mind and in my studio at the moment: I am fascinated by the connections between people that we don’t realise exist – the links between us all on a human, universal level.  I like the

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Here’s something I made earlier…

I’ve not made many posts about what goes on inside my studio yet, but I did promise I would. And something this week has inspired me to share with you the loveliness of gathering your words and making them into

Oct 2011_words 036

Here’s something I made earlier…

I’ve not made many posts about what goes on inside my studio yet, but I did promise I would. And something this week has inspired me to share with you the loveliness of gathering your words and making them into

Awards

Gunfire in the studio: Shooting film, photons & 12-bores

Published in Trebuchet Magazine, 2011. Copyright Nicola Anthony I’m often asked, ‘What are the best bits about being an artist?’ A glance in the mirror after my day in the studio typically reveals a tired face peering out from beneath

Awards

Gunfire in the studio: Shooting film, photons & 12-bores

Published in Trebuchet Magazine, 2011. Copyright Nicola Anthony I’m often asked, ‘What are the best bits about being an artist?’ A glance in the mirror after my day in the studio typically reveals a tired face peering out from beneath

artcapsule title 3 copy

And so it begins… Creating a time capsule artwork

This week I’ve been all sketch books, measuring tapes, ink pens & blow torches… Yes, I started the technical work on the piece, so I thought I would let you in on my plans which have begun to take shape

artcapsule title 3 copy

And so it begins… Creating a time capsule artwork

This week I’ve been all sketch books, measuring tapes, ink pens & blow torches… Yes, I started the technical work on the piece, so I thought I would let you in on my plans which have begun to take shape

artcapsule title 2 copy

Write Back Project – the letters start coming in

This week I have received some amazing letters… long ones, short ones, reflective ones, introspective ones, silly ones, forward looking letters and past recounting notes. The write back project asks you to write your future self a letter, so that I

artcapsule title 2 copy

Write Back Project – the letters start coming in

This week I have received some amazing letters… long ones, short ones, reflective ones, introspective ones, silly ones, forward looking letters and past recounting notes. The write back project asks you to write your future self a letter, so that I

French curves and a palette of hole punches…

My art toolbox… Found this bizarre box with circular holes cut into it at Deptford market in London, and it makes a perfect place for me to keep my hole punches before I turn them into a sculpture… More about

French curves and a palette of hole punches…

My art toolbox… Found this bizarre box with circular holes cut into it at Deptford market in London, and it makes a perfect place for me to keep my hole punches before I turn them into a sculpture… More about