Collection: Nic Tucker

Nic Tucker graduated from Dunedin School of Art in 1992.  She has awards in painting, 3D work, photography and drawing and has community commendations in art. She taught art at secondary level for 22 years and have taken tertiary courses in art. 

She is from Ngai Tahu and Ngati Kahungunu descent. She was born in Invercargill and lived all around New Zealand to the top in Ahipara (west of Kaitaia). 

She understands the importance of land and its connection to the people which is a big inspiration of her woodcuts. She enjoys travelling around New Zealand inspiring her with its imagery, reflecting its power and beauty of Aotearoa, translated through the medium of woodblock carving and hand printing techniques.

She has a large printing press and loves printing up the larger major works. The works are Japanese woodcut style in which each colour is an inked up block of wood, until the final key or drawing block is printed over the top of the colours to make sense of the whole image.