Nicola Holgate is a figurative artist working with both painting and sculptural media. Her subject matter is drawn from her environment and she is best known for her portraits of people, real or imagined. She seeks to portray not only a likeness but also the personality and context of the subject.
She lived in Botswana for 16 years and in 2016, she moved back home to South Africa and has settled in Cape Town. Nicole occupies a permanent studio at Greatmore Art Studios.