Nichola Shanley graduated from the Auckland Society of Art majoring in printmaking. Since then her practise has centred upon bodies of drawings using gouache. She is currently based in Lyttelton.
The imagery in these works is of an intimate scale and nature and has an unsettling sense of familiarity. The content includes glimpse into ordinary moments of savagery between animals and humans. Intriguing scenes and domestic environments are rendered with a moody ambience onto handmade porcelain forms.