Performance – le dessin.

Premiers Vendredis. Portraits avec Carmen. Le 6 avril.

Une artiste peintre (Powys) et une photographe (Blike) font équipe pour mettre en images votre histoire, le vendredi 6 avril à Antibes.

En échange d’une histoire, un poème ou une anecdote de 2 minutes, vous pourrez participer à une oeuvre d’art qui associe le dessin, la projection et la photographie.

Réservez votre quart d’heure de gloire en contactant Powys:
ou présentez vous tout simplement à l’Atelier Nicola, 13 rue des Revennes, 06600, entre 18h et 20h30!

Open studios 2016

Portrait Performance.

Premiers Vendredis. Portraits with Carmen. April 6th

A painter (Powys) and a photographer (Blike) team up to curate your story on Friday 6th April in Antibes.

In return for a 2 minute story/poem/anecdote, you will be able to participate in an art piece that combines drawing, projection and photography.

Book your 15 minute slot of fame by emailing Powys on:
– or just turn up at Atelier Nicola, 13, rue des Revennes 06600 any time between 18.00 and 20.30!

Red crowd canvas

I am Gold!

Walking home along the Ramparts on an unusually cold, blustery Monday morning, I discover that my insides have turned to gold!

Not solid gold like Midas – but a clear yellow, cadmium that I seem to be excreting from my eyes.

Yes – my eyes drip when it is windy. I always have a tissue in a pocket to dab at the corners – and when I pulled one out to staunch the flow this time, I noticed that yesterday’s tears had left a bright yellow residue on the tissue. Yes! Gold on the inside!

So much gold in fact that it was leaking out of any orifice.

OK – so I had eaten a quantity of fresh turmeric the day before, but the idea of creating colour with my own body really sits with my Recupe art practice right now.

After all, Indian Yellow comes from Cow urine – and then, there is that up-market coffee made from beans that have circumnavigated the digestive system of a rodent before being collected and roasted……

Beetroot for tea tonight I think…..!

Art classes for inquisitive people.

Art classes in the Vieille Antibes with Nicola Powys
January 2018  (Not for everybody!)

What, Where and When:

2 hour classes of art, inspiration, design and creativity.

13, rue des Revennes, Antibes. (nearest parking – La Poste. Nearest free parking – Les Salis)

10.00 – 12.00 Saturday mornings until Easter.


What can I expect?

2 hours of professional tuition by a local artist and qualified teacher.

Small groups, so lots of individual help and guidance.

Varied exercises and projects. You will learn how to see, improve your drawing and painting skills, experiment with different techniques and materials and create work you can be proud of.

If there is a specific technique or art project that you have been meaning to do for a while, you can use the classes to build up and develop the ideas for it.
Otherwise, be guided by Nicola to use art to create an unfurling of possibility in your life!

15 euros per class, basic materials included.

(If you book four consecutive classes, the cost is 50 euros – a small saving if you know you can come to all four!)

Dates for the next four sessions are:

Saturday 3rd March

Saturday 10th March

Saturday 17th March

Saturday 24th March



Writing Play(s)

Creative Writing, Poetry and Theatre in Antibes – in English

Immerse yourself in the creative world of words and imagination with a professional artist and qualified teacher.

Apart from perfecting your english, these classes are designed to help you improve your self-confidence, your presentation skills and create a love of learning for life.

Who? Young Adults – 11 to 14 years old

Where? Transart Cafe, rue Dr Rostan, Antibes 06600

When? Wednesdays 15.00 – 16.30

Cost: 12 euros per session

E-mail: for more information – or check out

(Classes start on 8th November and are limited to 5 students with a working level of english)

Antibes Art


New for 2017!


Tour the Picasso Museum in Antibes with Nicola.

Learn about Picasso’s thought process and why the work housed in the Chateau Grimaldi is unique to Antibes.

After a short walk in the sun along the Ramparts, enjoy 45 mins looking and sketching. Nicola will help you draw like Picasso – and create your own oeuvre d’art to take home!

A tour, personal development and art experience in one!

Tours take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon – 14.00 – 16.00

This event is suitable for all ages – except very young children!

Cost – 35 euros. Includes museum entry, materials and tuition.

email me at: for more details and to book.

(minimum two people – maximum 6 – discount for family groups)