Nicola Wheston #P48 Checkup
By Nicola Wheston
Salt Spring Island, BC
|Dimensions||18.5 × 15.5 in|
Coloured pencils on rag paper
These drawings are part of an extension of my series “Drawing My New World Disorder,” born out of my bout with Covid in March of 2020. This gallows humor healed me from my stupor.
We’ve been on a plague-like uncharted journey of masking, poking, shunning isolation, boredom, and, let’s face it, fear. It’s in this New World ‘existential’ disorder and absurdity that I find solace, hope, and grief in communing with a fly, sneezing in a mask, or getting poked in my snout. We are survivors, and many are not.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nicola Wheston is primarily a figurative painter. Her work is based on her own experiences, interactions with others, and the environment we live in. She is particularly interested in the foibles and eccentricities of our daily lives.
This drawing is part of her latest body of work, all done with coloured pencils on paper, recording the events of Nicola’s life during the first year and a half of Covid.
Nicola was born in the United Kingdom, educated at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, England, and NSCAD in Canada.