‘For me an ideal artwork is something to fall in love with.
It has a power like a sacred object, something you want to return to again and again.
Every time you look at the artwork it gives you something new to take with you.’
Nicolet Boots was born in a little village in the Netherlands, near the North sea coast, about 40 km north of Amsterdam. She studied photography and art-management and made audio-visual shows in a planetarium. After moving to Scotland, she pursued her passion for art with numerous classes in painting, drawing and sculpture, among others at the College of Art in Edinburgh and Leith, School of Art. The following years were spent in Denmark, back to Scotland again and then Austria, continuing to nurture her love for painting, making and selling art works, while raising a child with her husband. Since 2009, she lives in Munich, Germany, continuing her art career.
Artworks were sold to private collectors in Scotland, Denmark, Austria and Germany and to the Bayerische Staatsgemälde Sammlung.
Work was on show in a.o. Nexus Gallery, Edinburgh (UK), Compass Gallery Glasgow (UK), ArtDepot, Innsbruck (AU) London ArtFair (UK) ScotlandArt (UK) Gallerie Joris de Waard, Bergen (N.L), Kunstverein Ebersberg, (D) Galerie Arja Decker, Hohenbrunn (D)
Nicolet Boots takes inspiration from contemporary life, music, dancing, from nature and the tension between nature and city life. At the moment she loves the tactile qualities of encaustic, an old technique consisting of melted beeswax and dammar, mixed with pigments. Lines are an important part of her art vocabulary. For Nicolet a single line can tell a whole story :
A single line
a single line can tell a whole story.
a single line captures what I want to express.
a single line showing human beings, being human.
a single line
showing the bare essentials