Nicky Basford is a semi-abstract painter whose primary inspiration is the landscape. She works in oil and mixed media both on location and from her studio in London.

Subjects include West Dorset and St Ives in Cornwall, places she knows well and further afield where she goes to walk and paint. Recently, the Camino de Santiago through Northern Spain, Provence and Capri.

Her paintings, though freely executed, are always underpinned by a firm understanding of the principles of drawing and composition. They recall a place rather than reproduce it.

It is sensual work, both because of how the artist experiences the landscape and how, through the fluency of her visual language, she enables the viewer to do the same. Cezanne said, “painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realising ones sensations".

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