Nicky Foreman

Nicky Foreman was born in Waitara, Taranaki and graduated with a BFA from Elam, Auckland University in 1992, since then she has maintained a vigorous exhibition program. In 2005 Foreman completed a three month residency and exhibition in Vallauris, France. Nicky’s paintings are highly sought after and feature in international collections such as Saatchi & Saatchi, New York; Ruby Wax, London; Jim Rosenfeld, New York and many others.

“My current work has a duality-the meshing together of past work drawn from the landscape and personal family history of the North Taranaki region and more recent bonds with France. Two years ago I spent 3 months at a private artist residence in the small town of Vallauris on the Cote d’Azur. My work previous to this time was primarily concerned with the New Zealand landscape, the detail in it, how people existed within it and the sharpness of the light. Over the last 15 years I have worked with a range of media inventing different surfaces for myself. I want to create a tactile quality that makes the viewer almost need to touch the work.”