Nicolle is a self-taught artist working in acrylic on quality hand stretched canvas. Nicolle's style is characterised by accentuating contrast and creating colourful intensity through layering. Her enjoyment of experimentation brings diversity across her paintings. “I have explored many subjects, and everywhere I look I see potential subjects for painting, but I’m constantly drawn back to foliage and flora.” Nicolle's inspiration stems from her love of nature and the environment."I find nature uplifting. In our busy world we are surrounded by the mass-produced, the manufactured, the disposables, the digitally enhanced, the devices, and the instantaneous, nature reminds us to slow down, look around, and notice the splendor.” Nicolle is deliberate with her subject matter and enjoys the simplicity of viewing a subject without confusion or nuance. "There is nothing gloomy in my work. I like optimistic colours and subjects."
Recently, Nicolle has been moving forward in a new direction, looking at Heritage Homes - especially in the historic suburbs of Wellington. "I was taken with the way the low winter light played across the front of the buildings. I value these old homes as a part of New Zealand’s history and I’m looking forward to getting out there with my camera and finding new subjects to paint. These old homes have so much character and personality."