Nicola McLeay is a New Zealand born professional Realism Artist and owner of 'Lighthouse Gallery', living in Port Macquarie NSW.

Her focus is on translating the beauty she sees in the world onto an eclectic range of media surfaces for others to enjoy. She produces original New Zealand and Australian landscapes, portraiture and unique custom made snowboards. Nicola uses high-quality products for artwork strength and longevity, 'Gamblin Oils' is her medium of choice for her finely detailed brushwork.

Nicola has worked for and with numerous art galleries over her career. Having gained valuable experience dealing with commercial and private collections, corporate art leasing, home staging, exhibition design and retail sales.

Nicola grew up on a large scale high country farm in the mountainous region of the deep south of New Zealand. A picturesque but very challenging environment from snow blizzards and extreme frosts to spring blossoms and lush green hills. This lifestyle undoubtedly moulded her appreciation for the beauty of nature and continues to influence the art she creates.

Nicola has completed over 200+ commissions and her works of art can be found in private collections around the world.

Her originals are increasingly desirable as she displays her constantly evolving style, technical skill and eye for detail

This listing was updated on 08/02/2021 by Lighthouse Gallery. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.


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    159 Matthew Flinders Drive , Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444

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    [email protected]
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    0448 380 725
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