Nic in her painting pyjamas


Nic Kirkman is an emerging artist and teacher. While art’s been a hobby/talent from the age of 4, she waited until nearly 40 before really believing this could be her work, and committing to it in Jan 2014. She is originally from Yorkshire, but has been in Australia since 2012 and loves it here.

In her previous lives (back in the old country) she had been a Physicist, University Tutor (teaching study skills to Dyslexic and Dyspraxic students), and (before realising that art is a real job) had returned to University to study Architecture. While that last bit didn’t go so well, it did set her up for a career in art and helping others on their creative journeys, especially if it involves overcoming perfectionism. Now, she’s very involved at Peninsula Arts Society, where she teaches, learns, and has had a stint on the committee and as their newsletter editor.

She has many catchphrases and silly voices, believing that’s the best way to get serious work under pomposity’s radar. Both her art-work and her teaching is all about joy and making increasingly better mental health choices (with the possible exception of her own collecting and hording of art materials). Nic owes much gratitude to her friends, students and former teachers for their support and wisdom. A special thank you to both Catherine Hamilton and Marilyn Richards.

#anartistslifeforme

Adventures in colouring in XD

<p>Today at Monday chook drawing… not proud of the pun but it got such a laugh I couldn’t stop myself… cock teasers. Soz. @mondaychookdrawing <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B33gLq0A2wT/?igshid=1t3m57sywg9wu">https://www.instagram.com/p/B33gLq0A2wT/?igshid=1t3m57sywg9wu</a></p>

Today at Monday chook drawing… not proud of the pun but it got such a laugh I couldn’t stop myself… cock teasers. Soz. @mondaychookdrawing
https://www.instagram.com/p/B33gLq0A2wT/?igshid=1t3m57sywg9wu

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>For today’s (and last week’s too… bit slower than usual) contribution to @mondaychookdrawing:<br/>
EGGmund Blackadder the sEGGond… <br/>
starring:<br/>
Stephen FRY<br/>
Tim McHENnerny<br/>
Miranda Richard’s HEN<br/>
RowHEN AtkHENsHEN<br/>
BONEY Robin’s HEN<br/>
And finally<br/>
Rick MAYO<br/>
…<br/>
(Hope you got the vibe that their noses are beaks and their hands are wings… and that totally makes the chook references work and not merely tenuous)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B3l1hfdApSz/?igshid=n92kz5i611p8">https://www.instagram.com/p/B3l1hfdApSz/?igshid=n92kz5i611p8</a></p>

For today’s (and last week’s too… bit slower than usual) contribution to @mondaychookdrawing:
EGGmund Blackadder the sEGGond…
starring:
Stephen FRY
Tim McHENnerny
Miranda Richard’s HEN
RowHEN AtkHENsHEN
BONEY Robin’s HEN
And finally
Rick MAYO

(Hope you got the vibe that their noses are beaks and their hands are wings… and that totally makes the chook references work and not merely tenuous)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3l1hfdApSz/?igshid=n92kz5i611p8

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>@mondaychookdrawing … tweaked at home to finish the pun… but today’s contribution to chook drawing… Albegg Henstein photo egglectric effect… feel bad including bacon in this picture of an iconic Jewish intellectual but couldn’t think of anything else to fire at chickens that had a wave quality. Oopsies<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B3BfYP3gGYG/?igshid=10vbxv91d1urd">https://www.instagram.com/p/B3BfYP3gGYG/?igshid=10vbxv91d1urd</a></p>

@mondaychookdrawing … tweaked at home to finish the pun… but today’s contribution to chook drawing… Albegg Henstein photo egglectric effect… feel bad including bacon in this picture of an iconic Jewish intellectual but couldn’t think of anything else to fire at chickens that had a wave quality. Oopsies
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3BfYP3gGYG/?igshid=10vbxv91d1urd

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Monday morning chook drawing: <br/>
Seggmund Fried - Eggdipul Compleggs<br/>
@mondaychookdrawing <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B2vR1Ncg_lz/?igshid=rk816qi3w7rj">https://www.instagram.com/p/B2vR1Ncg_lz/?igshid=rk816qi3w7rj</a></p>

Monday morning chook drawing:
Seggmund Fried - Eggdipul Compleggs
@mondaychookdrawing
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2vR1Ncg_lz/?igshid=rk816qi3w7rj

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>And then there was some more Jenny<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzcCPLjgDA9/?igshid=1wz7byeqdza2o">https://www.instagram.com/p/BzcCPLjgDA9/?igshid=1wz7byeqdza2o</a></p>

And then there was some more Jenny
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzcCPLjgDA9/?igshid=1wz7byeqdza2o

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>And then there was Jenny<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzcB0TrAo8N/?igshid=3tl571bgzoau">https://www.instagram.com/p/BzcB0TrAo8N/?igshid=3tl571bgzoau</a></p>

And then there was Jenny
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzcB0TrAo8N/?igshid=3tl571bgzoau

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>And another 2 minnute sketch of Billy<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzUXl2qggmR/?igshid=c5wh38rkzmhr">https://www.instagram.com/p/BzUXl2qggmR/?igshid=c5wh38rkzmhr</a></p>

And another 2 minnute sketch of Billy
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzUXl2qggmR/?igshid=c5wh38rkzmhr

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>Was packing up the studio the other day… found some of my life drawing from the past few weeks… time to post some of these. This is Billy.<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BzTwOjrAhPE/?igshid=u7tj8l4554qa">https://www.instagram.com/p/BzTwOjrAhPE/?igshid=u7tj8l4554qa</a></p>

Was packing up the studio the other day… found some of my life drawing from the past few weeks… time to post some of these. This is Billy.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzTwOjrAhPE/?igshid=u7tj8l4554qa

Posted 19 weeks ago
<p>Today at colouring in the lovely Maureen was our sitter  #portraiture #graphite #drawing @peninsulaarts <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWyzIbgRik/?igshid=1nucjxvjnnvjy">https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWyzIbgRik/?igshid=1nucjxvjnnvjy</a></p>

Today at colouring in the lovely Maureen was our sitter #portraiture #graphite #drawing @peninsulaarts
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWyzIbgRik/?igshid=1nucjxvjnnvjy

Posted 22 weeks ago
<p>Thursday night’s nakedy nudes @oakhillgallery #lifedrawing<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxt4rg3ldo7/?igshid=fxw9nj8z3vei">https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxt4rg3ldo7/?igshid=fxw9nj8z3vei</a></p>

Thursday night’s nakedy nudes @oakhillgallery #lifedrawing
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxt4rg3ldo7/?igshid=fxw9nj8z3vei

Posted 25 weeks ago