Originally from Tillicoultry, Nicola McInally graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Since art school, she has worked from her WASPS studios in Aberdeen and then Edinburgh for several years before relocating to Fife. Prior to a recent break from her practice to start a family, Nicola’s work explored 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 more recognisable forms with repetition continuing feature throughout her art.
In 2019, Nicola was awarded the Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award (VACMA): 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, in which you will find fragments of previous prints incorporated within her new work. Nicola McInally’s art contemplates the intersectionality of process and materials, motherhood, autobiography and landscape.