Nicola Lebon is a ceramic artist and painter living and working in Margate, Kent. Lebon favours working with coloured clays as this allows much of her work to be unglazed, leaving a velvety matt finish.
Inspired by all things mythological and artefacts from the ancient world, Lebon creates creatures and spirts from her imagination. Inspired by "Aokigahara" a forest in Japan, Lebon’s 2019 works were of tree spirits. Latest works are of creatures from the Amazon river and rainforest.
Self-taught Lebon has been exhibiting with her paintings in London and the South East for the last twenty years. She has exhibited in venues including The Floating Gallery - Westbourne Park Grove, The Barley Mow Centre - Chiswick, The Eureka Group show, The Alternative Art market-Spitalfields, Quantum Contemporary Art at the Affordable Art Fair and ACR Gallery-Suffolk. Regularly exhibiting in Whitstable and Margate since moving to the kent coast in 2018.
In 2017 Nicola Started her journey into Ceramics, a media she hadn't explored before. with an open mind and a wonderful tutor (Barbara Collier) the adult education course started a path to a different type of creativity and possibilities.
2019 Nicola was selected to take part in The Hepworth Ceramic Fair in Wakefield and also exhibited at The Cupola Gallery in Sheffield. In Kent exhibiting in a joint exhibition "earth bound women" at The Pie Factory Margate in November 2019.