Nicki Mayne is a British figurative painter based in Brighton. Nicki studied fine art painting at Kingston University and has exhibited widely in Sussex, Bristol and London. She has also taught painting and drawing courses to adults including foundation course students.
Nicki had a break from serious painting to bring up her children, although continued to pursue her passion for drawing and painting mainly through sketchbooks and attending life drawing groups.
Over the last couple of years Nicki has had more time to focus on her art and has been working on a series of paintings of the human figure. Nicki paints mainly from life although her work often has a personal connection to her own life and the people she is close to.
She enjoys the physicality of oil painting and the subtleties of colour and texture she can achieve - often working very loosely. Her influences over the years have included David Bomberg, Lucian Freud and Jenny Saville.
Her work can be found in private collections.
Kingston University, Fine Art Painting 1990
Cyprus School of Art Summer School 1990
Reigate College of Art BTEC 1987
Artwave, Paddock Art Studios, Lewes 2019
Raspberry Surprize, Fiveways Open House, Brighton 2019
Open 16, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Worthing 2016
Stride Open Art Competition 2016, Oxmarket Centre of Art, Chichester
Hop Gallery, Lewes, Open Exhibition 2016
Paddock Road Studios, Lewes, Artwave 2016
Coopers Gallery, Bristol, Women from Planet Art exhibition 1994
Watermans Gallery, London, Territory group show 1990
Kingston University, London, Degree Show 1990
Art Community Education Tutor, Bristol 1993-1995
Visiting Tutor, University of the West of England, Bristol (Foundation Course) 1993-1994