New Work! What I’ve been doing since the spring

Spring 2018 I began a new body of work based on photos taken in Vancouver’s urban parks and lakes. I was looking to keep a limited palette and used a similar technique to the Iqaluit series: thin washes of oil paint on panel. I chose early spring to keep the palette quiet, calm and slightly dreary to intensify the hints of colour in the landscape.


I’ve finished my Iqaluit series and am now spending the next few weeks making up proposal packages and sending them out to galleries. I’ve also updated my “Paintings” page so that all the paintings in the series can be seen here.Airport

Dedicated Drawing Club


Dedicated drawing club was formed by Toni Latour and me in 2011. Meeting on a regular basis over a three year period, we came together to produce drawings that act as homages and dedications to people in their lives. Our exhibition at the Capilano University Library in North Vancouver comes down on June 12th and will be reinstalled at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey on June 30th. Check out our website for more details on our upcoming book and merchandise.


DDC Book

My new exhibition opens tonight.

The Amelia Douglas Gallery Presents

   Friday, January 10

Artist’s Talk: 10am

Everyone is welcome!


Opening Reception: 4:30-7:30pm

 Artist in attendance, live music

cash bar, hors d’oeuvres

Foods Behaving Strangely

Artist’s Statement


My inspiration for this series was the lavish, ostentatious feasting rituals of the Middle Ages. Historically, the feast has had many purposes, but predominantly it was used as a show of wealth and power.


These paintings and sculpture, although inspired by medieval feasts, are an account of my consumption; indeed, they have become about me: my stories, photographs, memories and groceries. The space I create for the foods is an imagined and contrived one, often bizarre and sometimes impossible.


Food has endless possibilities for exploring form, colour and texture; it brings on memory and emotion that few other objects can evoke. Having seen how an abundance of food could be the central performer at a medieval feast, I wanted to set it an even more dramatic stage. For me, food has become a framework for understanding and thinking about my life as an eater and as an artist.

-Nicola Tibbetts


The Feast: The Preparation, oil on canvas, 2010, Nicola Tibbetts 


The Ball of Life: Vancouver, oil on canvas, 2013, Nicola Tibbetts
The Amelia Douglas Gallery

Fourth Floor North, Douglas College

700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
One block from the New Westminster SkyTrain Station


Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Closed Sunday
Admission is always free





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