Nicola Mcbride


I am a biro pen artist based in Perth, Scotland. I graduated from Grays School of Art in 1997 and have exhibited a range of work in galleries across the UK and France. I have also participated in art fairs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London.I use a mix of BIC crystal original ballpoint pens to carefully layer the colour and tones in my subject matter, aiming to achieve a hyper realistic style. I love the challenge and limitations of using an unforgiving medium and constantly work hard to perfect my media handling skills using pens. My subject matter often derives from my childhood memories.