Nina Lipscombe

Artist
When I create art, I am not doing it with a business mindset. I see a bird fly overhead, listen to a hauntingly beautiful song or drink the world’s most amazing cup of chai tea and I get inspired. I love nature and I love fantasy. The idea that I can take myself wherever I want to go or be whoever I want to be, that is what motivates me to continue to create. I love showing people a piece of me that I can’t even see myself unless I am creating. To share something beautiful with the world or even with one person…that is what makes me the happiest.

You will notice while scrolling through my website that I do not have my own “style”. I enjoy working with many different mediums and using lots of techniques to create interesting and unique works of art. 

To be constrained to only one “style” would be incredibly boring for me. I am of the belief that people should never stop trying to learn and discover new things in this vast and mysterious life we are so fortunate to call our own.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?”

-George Bernard Shaw

My Story

From the United States to Argentina
I began my journey as an artist at 17 when I bought an oil painting starter kit from a local arts and craft store. I was bored and happened to stumble across it in the store while walking around aimlessly. The kit also included a VHS tape of Bill Alexander, “The Original Happy Painter”. When I arrived home I immediately started watching the tape. It wasn’t long after that I was in my garage creating my very first oil painting. After that night I was hooked!

In November, 2011 I made a big move from Memphis, TN to Cordoba, Argentina. It was by far the craziest thing I have ever done in my life. The moment the plane lifted from the ground and headed into the unknown, I knew the journey that I was embarking on was in fact very real and incredibly frightening.

The reality settled in like a ton of bricks but the excitement and curiosity for what was to come continually lifted that weight off of me. In hindsight, I can see now that making that big move and stepping completely out of my “comfort zone” was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
After my two week solo exhibition in San Isidro, I had all of my art moved to Palermo Soho in the city for another show at a wine tasting restaurant called Reserve. This was my final exhibition in Argentina. Soon after, I moved back to the States only to return to Argentina with my (now) husband, Mark.

Mark and I stayed in Argentina for another four years, enjoying the charming city of Buenos Aires as well as the rest of the country together with our three children (my step-children). We were married in April 2015 before making yet another big move to Australia in August 2015.

Being in Argentina, in this new and foreign land, was amazing! I never knew what was going to happen from one day to the next. After a couple of months living with some family in Cordoba, I made the decision to move to Buenos Aires in order to find some work so I could remain in the country for longer. After a couple of weeks I found a job in an expat bar where I met many interesting people. One of the girls I met introduced me to some very sweet people who owned a beautiful property called Estilo Ribera located in San Isidro just outside of the city. They sold food and drinks as well as concrete furniture that was made by the owner. They were keen for me to create some artworks and have an exhibition in their space. I was incredibly excited and wasted no time. This was to be my very first art exhibition so I wanted it to be really good.

My Story

From Argentina to Australia
After only a couple of months in Australia, I got heavily involved in the art community in the Blue Mountains. It honestly didn’t take long. You can throw a stone in any direction here and hit a creative! I had my first group exhibition at the Blackheath Art Society after seeing one of their flyers posted at an art store in Katoomba.

Soon after, I had another group exhibition in Kirribilli, just three kilometres north of the Sydney central business district. From then on I participated in many exhibitions across Australia. I also began to experiment more with my photography, learning the technical properties of the camera and printing processes, which I carry into my work.

When I first arrived in Australia, I spent very little time in Sydney. In fact, my very first day in the country, I went directly from the airport to the Blue Mountains where we currently reside. In August, things are very quiet in the mountains. The cold climate during winter tends to keep everyone indoors. At first, I was not sure what to make of it all. We had just moved from one of the biggest cities in the world to the tiny village of Mount Victoria which is nestled on top of the Blue Mountains. Soon, I was about to find out just how lively this place can get.

While Argentina was an amazing stepping stone for me to gain courage and motivation to start showing my works, I feel that Australia has been the icing on the cake. Everywhere I turn there seems to be opportunity. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Nina Lipscombe

Artist
When I create art, I am not doing it with a business mindset. I see a bird fly overhead, listen to a hauntingly beautiful song or drink the world’s most amazing cup of chai tea and I get inspired. I love nature and I love fantasy. The idea that I can take myself wherever I want to go or be whoever I want to be, that is what motivates me to continue to create. I love showing people a piece of me that I can’t even see myself unless I am creating. To share something beautiful with the world or even with one person…that is what makes me the happiest.

You will notice while scrolling through my website that I do not have my own “style”. I enjoy working with many different mediums and using lots of techniques to create interesting and unique works of art. To be constrained to only one “style” would be incredibly boring for me. I am of the belief that people should never stop trying to learn and discover new things in this vast and mysterious life we are so fortunate to call our own.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?”

-George Bernard Shaw

My Story

From the United States to Argentina
I began my journey as an artist at 17 when I bought an oil painting starter kit from a local arts and craft store. I was bored and happened to stumble across it in the store while walking around aimlessly. The kit also included a VHS tape of Bill Alexander, “The Original Happy Painter”. When I arrived home I immediately started watching the tape. It wasn’t long after that I was in my garage creating my very first oil painting. After that night I was hooked!

In November, 2011 I made a big move from Memphis, TN to Cordoba, Argentina. It was by far the craziest thing I have ever done in my life. The moment the plane lifted from the ground and headed into the unknown, I knew the journey that I was embarking on was in fact very real and incredibly frightening. The reality settled in like a ton of bricks but the excitement and curiosity for what was to come continually lifted that weight off of me. In hindsight, I can see now that making that big move and stepping completely out of my “comfort zone” was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Being in Argentina, in this new and foreign land, was amazing! I never knew what was going to happen from one day to the next. After a couple of months living with some family in Cordoba, I made the decision to move to Buenos Aires in order to find some work so I could remain in the country for longer. After a couple of weeks I found a job in an expat bar where I met many interesting people. One of the girls I met introduced me to some very sweet people who owned a beautiful property called Estilo Ribera located in San Isidro just outside of the city. They sold food and drinks as well as concrete furniture that was made by the owner. They were keen for me to create some artworks and have an exhibition in their space. I was incredibly excited and wasted no time. This was to be my very first art exhibition so I wanted it to be really good.

After my two week solo exhibition in San Isidro, I had all of my art moved to Palermo Soho in the city for another show at a wine tasting restaurant called Reserve. This was my final exhibition in Argentina. Soon after, I moved back to the States only to return to Argentina with my (now) husband, Mark. We stayed in Argentina for another four years, enjoying the charming city of Buenos Aires as well as the rest of the country together with our three children (my step-children). We were married in April 2015 before making yet another big move to Australia in August 2015.

My Story

From Argentina to Australia
When I first arrived in Australia, I spent very little time in Sydney. In fact, my very first day in the country, I went directly from the airport to the Blue Mountains where we currently reside. In August, things are very quiet in the mountains. The cold climate during winter tends to keep everyone indoors. At first, I was not sure what to make of it all. We had just moved from one of the biggest cities in the world to the tiny village of Mount Victoria which is nestled on top of the Blue Mountains. Soon, I was about to find out just how lively this place can get.

After only a couple of months in Australia, I got heavily involved in the art community in the Blue Mountains. It honestly didn’t take long. You can throw a stone in any direction here and hit a creative! I had my first group exhibition at the Blackheath Art Society after seeing one of their flyers posted at an art store in Katoomba. Soon after, I had another group exhibition in Kirribilli, just three kilometres north of the Sydney central business district. From then on I participated in many exhibitions across Australia. I also began to experiment more with my photography, learning the technical properties of the camera and printing processes, which I carry into my work.

Stick a Pin in it!

I create artwork in order to share a bit of beauty with the world. I would love it if you could help me better achieve this by pinning your favourite works or sharing on social media.

Get Social!

Speaking of social media, why not “LIKE” some of my pages such as Facebook and Instagram? They are a great way to keep updated with new works and upcoming exhibitions. What have you got to lose?

Let's Have a Chat!

Are you interested in some of my art? Want me to create a customized piece just for you? Have questions about an upcoming event? Just plain bored? Whatever your reason is for wanting to get in touch with me, I want to hear from you. Contact me today!

Stick a Pin in it!

I create artwork in order to share a bit of beauty with the world. I would love it if you could help me better achieve this by pinning your favourite works or sharing on social media.

Get Social!

Speaking of social media, why not “LIKE” some of my pages such as Facebook and Instagram? They are a great way to keep updated with new works and upcoming exhibitions. What have you got to lose?

Let's Have a Chat!

Are you interested in some of my art? Want me to create a customized piece just for you? Have questions about an upcoming event? Just plain bored? Whatever your reason is for wanting to get in touch with me, I want to hear from you. Contact me today!