Originally from Tillicoultry, Nicola McInally graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2001 and worked from her WASPS studios in Aberdeen and Edinburgh for several years before relocating to Fife. Prior to a recent break from her practice to start a family, Nicola’s work explored a variety of themes including auditory experiences and human dynamics in a purely abstract form expressed through a combination of collage, painting and wirework on a variety of surfaces. Since returning to work in her studio, in Dunfermline, abstract elements remain in Nicola’s work but there are now also more recognisable forms with repetition continuing to be a feature throughout.
In 2019 Nicola was awarded the Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award: Fife. This has enabled her to become a member of Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop where the focus of her work is exploring different etching techniques and how this traditional form of practice can be used to convey personal memory and autobiography in her artwork. Nicola continues work with mixed media and fragments of previous prints or offcuts often find their way into her new work. Nicola McInally’s work contemplates the intersectionality of process and materials, motherhood, autobiography and landscape.