"I've always been an observer - light; colour; line; texture; movement; and for as long as I can remember I've been drawing what I see and feel."
When Nicole Berlach turned 21 she decided to develop her drawing skills more seriously and began studying a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration. Well recognised for her work she was awarded first place the Australian Entomological Illustration Competition, and second in the Margaret Senior Award.
Her scientific work has been published worldwide and can be found in the Archival Collection at the State Library of NSW. She has also illustrated two children’s books.
Living in the bush on NSW’s Central Coast, and spending time working in bush regeneration, Nicole has gained an extensive knowledge of indigenous flora and the fine balance of species, inspiring her to explore and celebrate its unique beauty.
“What I do now is a bit of a mixture of all of the above; the discipline of scientific illustration, where the focus is on communicating information down to the most intricate detail; and my more creative work, which uses a scientific technique and aesthetic to explore more broadly the world we live in and who we are as people.”
"I love what I do - and am so grateful to be able to share this gift. I hope my work encourages you to see the world with wider eyes - to slow down and appreciate beauty in small things... and to be grateful. "