Multi-tasking mum adds Art in Parliament to her impressive portfolio

Local artist backed in her bid to open print studio for all

A busy Cupar mum who works as an art teacher as well as running the charity ‘Bags of Kindness’, has launched an exhibition of her work in the constituency office of Stephen Gethins MP.

Nicki Bradwell, who teaches at Madras College, has a range of bright and sophisticated designs ranging from digital prints of the East Neuk to detailed botanical screen and lino cut designs on colourful greetings cards, notebooks, prints and textiles.

Nicki’s inspiration comes from nature and botanicals and this is evident in many of her repeat pattern designs.

Commenting on Art in Parliament, she said: “I am really pleased to be able to show some of my designs. I have quite a variety of different styles but everything is cheery and accessible. It has been great to run Bags of Kindness from the upper floor of the constituency office and I can see how good it is for people who visit here to see local art on display, it is very uplifting.”

Nicki hopes to soon turn her hand to opening a print studio in Cupar where people from all walks of life can try screen printing and other techniques.

“It is proving very difficult to find somewhere suitable but there are quite a few other artists interested and it would be great to use one of the vacant shops in either Crossgate or Bonnygate as a base, even just until we find somewhere else. A colourful, busy print studio would bring people into the town and look so much better than an empty shop unit.”

Thanking Nicki for taking part, Stephen Gethins MP said: “Nicki’s work is bright and refreshing, it’s great to see her work on the walls in the office and I hope anyone passing will feel free to come in and have a look. I wish Nicki well with her search for space for the art studio, this is a great idea and would be a welcome asset to the area.”

For more information on Nicki’s work visit https://nickibradwell.co.uk/ and to take part in Art in Parliament email stephen.gethins.mp@parliament.uk