Nicola Welten is an abstract artist working in acrylics. A long time Tauranga local but hailing originally from Auckland, Nicola grew up in a family of artists and photographers. Always creative, it was inevitable she would eventually take up a paintbrush and continue the family tradition. With a love of vibrant colour palettes and loosely inspired by her love of gardens, ceramics, landscape, and her travels overseas and throughout NZ, Nicola likes to escape to her studio as much as possible. She always begins her works in an expressive, intuitive way and particularly loves combinations of colours that just ‘sing’.