paintings and sculptures
a single line
a single line can tell a whole story
a single line captures what I want to express
a single line shows a human being, being human
a single line, showing the bare essentials.
The dutch-born artist Nicolet Boots makes paintings and sculptures, often inspired by nature. She works with a variety of materials and especially loves to work with bee-wax and oil-paint. Her three-dimensional works, made with concrete, plaster and wax, are in constant dialogue with her two-dimensional work. Together these artworks unfold a sensitive, tactile and multi layered view of the natural world, and us, as human beings, being part of that.
Whether she works with acrylics or with oil paint in her encaustic work, lines play an important part in her art. Sometimes raw and direct like the voice of a rock singer, sometimes sensitively searching, Nicolet’s drawing lines are her way to express emotions in their most bare essentials.
Nicolet Boots was born in Bergen, a small village near the sea in the Netherlands.. She worked as audio visual program maker in a planetarium and studied Art Management at the Open University. In 1989 she left the Netherlands and pursued a career in the visual arts, training her artistic qualities, among other with evening classes at the College of Art in Edinburgh. She lived and worked as an artist in Great Britain, Denmark and Austria, until she settled in Munich in 2009, together with her husband and child.
Her work was on show in a.o. Nexus Gallery, Edinburgh (UK), Compass Gallery Glasgow (UK), ArtDepot, Innsbruck (AU) London ArtFair (UK) ScotlandArt (UK) Galerie Joris de Waard, Bergen (N.L), Kunstverein Ebersberg, (D) Galerie Arja Decker, Hohenbrunn (D), Schloss Wertingen.
Private collectors in Great Britain, Denmark, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands bought her work.
‚Lady of Justice‘ was a large painting Nicolet Boots did on commission for the University of Copenhagen. ‘I’ll do it anyway’, a work on paper, was acquired by the Bayerische Staatsgemälde Sammlung.