About Nicola Blakemore
Artist + Teacher
from the village of Quarante, Languedoc, France
We know from our own experiences at school that our enjoyment of and and ability to grasp a subject can depend very much on the teacher. Therefore, my approach is gentle and patient, but most of all enthusiastic.
I originally trained as a graphic artist, and then followed a different career path, working in the media, travel and public relations.
After time spent in both London and Paris, I returned to my creative roots, and became involved with interior design, specialist painting effects and mural creatingfor clients in both the UK and overseas.
I am accomplished in a variety of media and styles, including portraiture. I've taught at college level and worked with private groups.
Now, as a homeowner in the Languedoc south of France, I continue to create murals, specialist painting effects, teach art both in classes and on painting holidays. I also paint a variety of subjects on commission, including houses and pets.
I have had work featured in Country Living magazine and on BBC Radio 4, and Central TV in the UK.
I am also a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.
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