My name is Nicola Bird and I live in Dorridge on the outskirts of Solihull with my husband Martin and our Miniature Schnauzer, Vesper. I am originally from Kent but we moved to the West Midlands in 2017 and we love it. We are surrounded by fields, trees and wildlife and there are so many sights that invigorate my passion for nature and art.
I always enjoyed drawing as a young girl. My mum loved to paint in watercolours and she certainly had a gift. My memories of her beautiful paintings and her love of nature have inspired me and so I am now forging a career drawing the beauty around us.
I work on a commission basis and you can find out more about the process I follow on the "My process" page. In addition to pet portraits, I am creating a portfolio of drawings depicting wildlife and people among other things and I can be commissioned to draw any subject of your choice.
I really hope you like my work and I would love to hear from you if you might be interested in commissioning a portrait.