Nicola paints a world of voluptuous cars in cinematic west coast settings. Glamorous landscapes, neon city streets, exotic flora and fauna, swimming pools… all share the stage with cars she portrays as if they were sex objects.
Growing up near Liverpool, Nicola Wood was captivated by American movies.
“Watching cowboys and Indians come alive on the big screen, with majestic mountains, vast deserts and beautiful landscapes, inspired me. I idolized America.”
What personified America more than the automobile, especially the flamboyant fins of the ’50s? In 1981, she was mesmerized by a black ’59 Cadillac. That first automobile set the tone for her work ever after.