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Nicole O'Riordan - Artist

About Me

Nicole O’Riordan was born in Gibraltar in 1963 and now lives and works in London. Nicole graduated from City and Guilds of London Art School (2013) with a BA Hons Fine Art Painting, having decided to pursue her artistic passions after many years working in the NHS.

She has consistently used the still life genre to explore themes from bereavement to ageing and singleness, predominantly using oil paint and various drawing mediums from biro to traditional silverpoint, to express her ideas.

Nicole states ‘I work from life, and always having the object before me enables me to maintain the relationship I have with the item, ponder its meaning and create imagery that goes some way to expressing the feelings and emotions that reflect my experience of it.’


2013 BA Hons Fine Art Painting

City and Guilds of London Art School

2010 Diploma in Art and Design

Putney School of Art and Design

Group Exhibitions

2013    Threadneedle Prize – Mall Galleries, SW1

2013    Degree Show - City and Guilds of London Art School, Kennington.

2012    ‘+44’ - London.

2011    ‘Thirty Seven’ - London

2010    ‘8’ - Barbara Stanley Gallery, London



Private collections in the UK.