Nicola Hepworth

British, b.1970

A figurative painter and printmaker informed by her role in teaching Art and Art History.


I am a painter and a teacher of Art and Art History. My role in education often informs my work. I am interested in individuals within society and systems. Much of my work is based around my local environment of East London and I am endlessly fascinated by how pictures work. I paint people and places that interest me and I employ symbolism and art historical references in my imagery, resulting in narratives in settings which combine real, imagined and borrowed features, both in lino print and in paint.


1989-90 Chelsea College of Art Foundation course

1990-1995 Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art : Fine Art MA (Hons) 2:1 1997-1998- PGCE at The Institute of Education, London – Gaining QTS

1998-2022 Art Teacher in Secondary Schools in London

2017-2018 Post Grad Dip at The Essential School of Painting, with Bob and Roberta Smith

2021- 2022 TA for Art History Link Up, Teacher on Introduction to Art History Course.


August 2022: There is a Garden, Exhibition with Oliver Sparks, Winns Gallery, E17

April 2022: work published in Postcards for Perec, plus touring in group exhibition

October 2021:The Art of Music, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster

2020 Vision:100 Years of Justice: Magistrates Association Centenary Exhibition (Online at ​5th-11th October

2021 100 Years of Justice,D Contemporary,23 Grafton Street, W1 ​

June 2021: Portraying Educators: Paintings on show at Project Zero, The Outset Centre, Walthamstow, E17 Art Trail.

June 2021: What we Loved: Painting: part of Possible Futures, group show , E17 Art Trail ​Dec 2020- American Gothic- A 90 year Appreciation painting published in book, piublished by Fosco Fornio November- December 2020: Autumn Salon, Candid Arts Trust, London ​

July 2020: Portrait of Dr Emma Young included in: Healthcare Heroes, a Google Arts and Culture online exhibition, and also published in Bloomsbury book: Portraits for NHS Heroes. Initiative started by Tom Croft.

November- December 2019: View From the Art Room, at Gnome House, Walthamstow

October 11th-20th 2019 City Life at Candid Arts Trust , London

June 1st-16th 2019 Draw, Paint, Teach, Repeat : solo exhibition at Walthamstow Central Library; part of the E17 Art Trail. ​

January 7th- Feb 13th 2019 Practising What I Teach, Solo Exhibition at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham: June 2018 23.4 Degrees at Mile End Pavillion

June 2017 Mudlarkers Pop Up, Whitstable

July 2014 Childwickbury Art Fair

June 2011 Blue at Cultivate, Vyner Street

April 2011 Pigs, Dogs, Barbeques, Toys at Artefact , Windmill Street.

1997 Speaking in Tongues ( solo show) at The Masons Arms , Battersea Park Road.

1996 Art in Academia, London ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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