Nicole Tattersall
Nicole Tattersall
Nicole Tattersall

I'm proud to have stenciled four reclaimed surfboard fins that are currently being auctioned off to support sit-skier Mark Soyer represent Australia this winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

After a surfing incident in 2014 that caused damage to my surfboard and the fins, I painted the damaged fins and auctioned them off raising funds to pay for the repairs, with additional funds going towards to Fin Free Melbourne. Since then, Scott Peberdy at Outereef Surfboards in San Remo has been collecting used fins for me to paint.

My latest series of painted surfboard fins, featuring a sea turtle, tiger shark, orca, and a dolphin, are being auctioned off to support sit-skiier Mark Soyer represent Australia this winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Mark was an avid skier prior to a motorbike accident in 2004, he is still far better than most able-bodied skiers. A competitive athlete before his accident, he quickly mastered the art of sit-skiing, or mono-skiing, during his rehabilitation. He found that when you're skiing it doesn't make a difference if you have a disability or not, the rush is still the same. Since the very first day of being in a sit ski he has gone from strength to strength with being awarded the Steven J. Ricci Award at Winter Park for exemplify team leadership and sportsmanship, hiking and skiing the Highlands Bowl in Aspen, and racing at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Panorama, Canada, are just some of his many achievements. Mark’s passion for the outdoors doesn’t just stop with his own personal achievements, eager to give others that taste of physical freedom, Mark is a volunteer with Disabled WinterSport Australia, assisting people with various physical or mental disabilities learn how to find their own freedom on the snow.

Mark has recently flown over to the US, where he will be based in Colorado as he trains and competes. It is expected that he will be there for 3 months representing Australia in Slalom, GS, Super G, Downhill and Super-Combined with races in Colorado and Utah. The most important race for him being the World Cup Finals in late February, early March in Aspen.

All profits from the sale of the surfboard fins will be donated towards Mark’s time in the US as he represents Australia. If you're interested on placing a bid on the fins you’ve until the 7th of December, to bid visit my eBay account.
I'm very excited to announce that I've re-joined the team at CURVY as editor. This is partly due to my decision to separate my blogging from my art. I wanted a space where I could write about the things that inspire me, and where better than where the moto is to 'creatively inspire creative women'. If you're interested to read some of my latest posts on the CURVY website check out my profile.
I've headed along to a few Drawing Book Academy events as someone interested in hearing other creative people talk about their experiences. I found them to be very insightful, even as someone with a few years under my belt. I believe that you never stop learning.

This time around it's going to be a little different, well, for me anyways. I'll be standing up and talking about my experiences in relation to the theme "life is a pitch".  Alongside me will be another Nicole, Nicole Honig.

I hope to see you there and if so make sure you come say 'hi'!

Drawing Book Academy - Life Is A Pitch
Where: Front Cafe, 242 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
When: Thursday 30 April 2015, 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $50 per person
Nicole Tattersall Powerhouse Geelong
Nicole Tattersall Powerhouse Geelong
Yesterday, on my way down to Torquay to check out the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, go for a surf, and catch up with a good friend, I stopped by the Powerhouse in Geelong. I was prepared to paint, though not in my usual style or with my usual techniques. It was about seeing what was I'm capable of with just a few cans of spraypaint and not much else.

I could go on to say what I think of it, but I weren't, and I could ask for what you think, but I weren't. What I will say is that it was nice to push myself to do something different, even though the style is a old style, it's a way of painting I've only done every now and then and I'm certainly keen to do more, and see what's possible.
I'm very excited to announce that I've a new online store up and running. It's a place where I'll have for sale a selection of originals, prints, cards and anything else my artwork just so happens to grace. To start with though I've a selection of cards featuring some of my artworks and the limited edition stenciled print 'Truth', which I created last year.
Nicole Tattersall signing 'Deer of the run' at Dangerfork 
I recently wrote about the latest print I'm doing with Dangerfork, 'Deer on the run'. I've some additional news to add, and that is that the limited edition run of 25 artist signed screen prints are being released this Tuesday. If you want to have one to call your very own, or to to give to someone special make sure you pop on by the Dangerfork website tomorrow to ensure you don't miss out.
Nicole Tattersall Dangerfork Deer
Nicole Tattersall Dangerfork Deer
Nicole Tattersall Dangerfork Deer
I'm very excited to announce that I've teamed up with the lovely folks at Dangerfork in Melbourne, Australia, once again to create a limited edition screen-print. This time around it's a very old stencil of mine, a deer. I pulled out the stencil of the deer to repaint it as a drippy animal specifically for this print.

The print has been titled "Deer on the run", and it's the forth print I've done with Dangerfork. It follows on from the cheetah, flamingo and weedy seadragon. We've not yet announced when the deer print will be released, but come back to my website for an update or visit the Dangerfork website on a regular basis. Either way you'll want to be quick as there are only 25 in the signed limited edition, plus a handful of artist proofs.

There are also a few weedy seadragon prints left in stock, the flamingo and cheetah have sold out.