Wendy Nicholas graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1984 with a Bachelors Degree that includes a focus on studio art. A life-long learner, and self-taught practitioner, Ms. Nicholas has been active in the South Florida studio arts scene since 1994. She has exhibited widely at a variety of venues in and around the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas, and continues to attend various seminars and master classes offered by artists whose interests align with her own. Artists statement: Ms. Nicholas explores the remembered through color and abstract techniques in turn she captures the feeling and power of Australia. As an immigrant she is interested in exploring idioms of known cultural expression and social experience. The work aligns with issues of human condition and emotions as they exist in space. These works express moments of joy, trauma and experience; they are purposefully raw, rustic and richly textured.