About Me

Finding inspiration in nature.

I believe fine art should be accessible, so I set out to create an easy, fuss-free way to view and buy my work.


My drawings have a simple and clean aesthetic, with small details that offer new experiences the closer you get. I want each piece I create to be a tiny moment of calm enjoyment. 

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Surrey-based artist and illustrator Nicola Howell Hawley originally graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the university of Reading. After a circular route through book editing, teaching and illustrating, she finally came back to fine art, and is now developing her work with new studies of nature and wildlife - particular passions of hers. She largely uses oak gall ink with a dip pen, graphite pencil and gouache to produce detailed artwork that blends traditional and contemporary elements.

Her first ever gallery piece ‘Autumn/Fall’ was accepted into the SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Art) centenary exhibition at the Mall galleries in London in 2021, and has illustrated a number of books.

She is open to commissions and enquiries about existing pieces.

To see her illustration work and shop associated with it, head to www.howellillustration.co.uk.