The William Bray loves creative people and what better way to celebrate the creativity of UK artists than to create our very own Artist’s Corner here in Shere. Every month, we will display a different painting by established local artists.

This month, we are celebrating the work of Nicky Chubb, a renowned artist. Nicky originally trained as a designer, graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art in 1993 with a BA (hons) in Fashion Design and printed textiles. After working in various areas of the fashion & textile design industry, a career break to raise her four children led her to rediscover the excitement of drawing & painting.

A message from Nicky

“I hope that my work is both expressive & joyful – my flower paintings are an attempt to capture the burst of happiness that I always feel on finding an unexpected patch of wildflowers, or when a breeze sends a meadow dancing. 

I’m particularly inspired by the vivacious wildflowers, hardy heathland plants and big skies I see in the countryside around my home, and the powerful feeling of permanence and belonging that watching a familiar landscape through changing seasons can bring. I am also strongly influenced by memories of the flowers that my Grandad grew in his garden when I was a child, and the naive shapes that I often use are representative of this”.