Two Skylark artists to appear on BBC One’s ‘Home is where the art is’ this month!


Two Skylark artists to appear on BBC One’s ‘Home is where the art is’ this month!

Skylark Galleries is delighted to announce that two of its talented artists, painter Nicolette Carter and ceramicist Vivien Phelan, are to feature on BBC One’s ‘Home is where the art is’ presented by Nick Knowles this July!

Ealing based Vivien Phelan will appear on Monday 20 July at 3.45pm. And Caversham based Nicolette Carter will appear on Thursday 23 July at 3.45pm. You can also catch up on BBC iplayer.

Nicolette is a painter who has been making, exhibiting and selling her art for over 30 years since graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design. 

During the filming of the episode, Nicolette travelled hundreds of miles across the UK and was filmed at the TV Studio, in her own painting studio and at the stunning home of the potential art buyers. She competed against two other artists to win a commission and during the finale of the show you will see which of the three artists won the final challenge to complete a unique and personalised artwork.

It was a once in a lifetime experience for Nicolette who found it a great pleasure to meet so many wonderful, talented and fascinating people including the other artists, the home owners and the team behind this entertaining, highly creative and heart-warming programme. Nicolette says, “I love the ethos of the programme…. which makes art accessible, not just to the buyer, but also to the viewers, by giving an insight into how art is made and how artists and art lovers can collaborate to produce beautiful, diverse and, unique works of art.

You can find out more on Nicolette’s website and on Instagram @nicolettecarterart 

Nicolette specialises in landscapes, gardens and narrative paintings and is influenced by Medieval and Eastern art forms. She has worked on many commissions from miniature paintings to playground murals, but has never been asked to make anything quite like this for such an unusual location! 

Ceramic artist Vivien Phelan, also appears in the 2nd series of ‘Home is where the art is‘ where three different artists per episode are introduced to a client wishing to commission a piece of art and, after discussing their vision, battle it out to be the chosen maker.

Vivien said, “I was a little anxious, but thrilled to be on the show, and found I actually enjoyed the filming.”

After a career in nursing, Vivien developed her ceramic art which springs from her love of people. Her art melds Victorian statuettes with English language sayings.

Her commissions begin with a discussion with the client after which she personalises each piece. More of her work can be found here.

Do tune in to see if either of these wonderful artists from our collective were successful! 

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