"Crafting a wonderland"
Nicky Cairney is an artist based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 2011 she graduated with a first class honors degree in Visual Communication from Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen. She has worked in various mediums over the years such as paper cut illuminated artworks, miniature fairy hut sculptures, illustrations and stop motion animation, which she also began to teach from 2009.
Little Blue Owl, (the character in her logo), was born in 2012 after deciding to write, illustrate & publish a children's book to her baby daughter. This character has remained her logo since self publishing "Little Blue" in 2014, when she began to build a following selling her prints, cards and books online and in craft markets.
In 2018, she started teaching felting workshops and making kits as a way of teaching others how to craft their own fuzzy little sculptures and work within the therapeutic nature of needle felting. This has now become her main focus as she continues to spread the art of crafting to others and focuses all her products to better the crafting world with plastic free and natural materials.
All her work has been influenced by her love of ideas or objects that inspire magic and childhood fantasies. If one of yours is to be surrounded by enchanted lights, timeworn letters and surrounded by fuzzy little woodland animals, then welcome to her delightful world of art, craft and wonderland.
'John Muir Award' from Yosemite Film Festival USA for music video 'Ella' by RTFM's artist Artemis 2011.
Winner of Art Of Nurture 'Peoples Choice Award' and the National Finals 2011 for photo/illustration of owl book sculpture 'The Watcher'.
'THE WATCHER' SCULPTURE/PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner of Art Of Nurture Regional finals for 'Light of the Sunflower' (2009) & 'The Watcher' (2011).
'LIGHT OF THE SUNFLOWER'
"Between the light and the shadows, we dream."