Nicki Rolls

I am an artist based at Redlees Studios in Isleworth. My current work is a series of painted responses to being in Covid-19 lockdown. As my attention and artistic concern is pulled towards, at first the minutae of my surroundings, then to news of food shortages, and then on to broader news articles about the NHS not coping and now to fears about the easing of lockdown, so I am painting small corners of my house, the cat, toilet rolls, bottles of hand sanitiser, a surgical mask, and now scenes of Covid wards and social distancing.

Image: Untitled, oil on canvas, 20 x 50cm, 2020

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