We are delighted to welcome artist Nichola Eddery – Atelier Eddery – into our studio space in the Rothschild Yard.
Nichola has focused on learning traditional techniques originating from methods used by the Old Masters. She studied at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. She then continued her studies at Studio Escalier in the Loire Valley, studying and copying the works of the Old Masters in the Louvre. Building her portfolio, Nichola studied under the tutelage of Ted Seth Jacobs at his school, L’ Ecole Albert Defois, Ryan Wurmser and Israel Hershberg.
Nichola is the daughter of jockey Pat Eddery & lady jockey Carolyn Eddery, and great-granddaughter of jockey and trainer Harry Wragg. Her family of notable equestrians and upbringing on a stud have had a considerable impact on her artistic subject matter.
For many years, Nichola has studied the composition of the horse and drawn great inspiration from her involvement in the horseracing industry. Her work includes portraiture, still life, landscape and other figurative work. Nichola’s style reconciles her achievements in academic realism, her love for beauty and colour, and passion for the sporting and fine art composition.
Nichola is represented by the Osborne Gallery in London and before coming to Newmarket, Nichola taught art classes at the V&A and continues to teach a series of online art courses from her studio here at the National Horseracing Museum.
Watch this space for masterclasses and open studio days when visitors can pop in and chat to Nichola about her work.