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, traditional stop motion animations, needle felting sculptures and workshops. All her work is heavily influenced childhood fantasies and memories. She loves creating woodland animals, magical creatures, light up miniatures, vintage letters, maps, and magical illuminated fairy tales. Her wish is to inspire our raw sense of wonder that we embraced in youth and to capture our dreams which can become lost and forgotten as we unravel into our adult lives.
'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."