As a middle class white female, Nicole Pletts was brought up with the “Woman stayed at home and men worked” mentality.
Hence most of her artwork is primarily male dominated starting with a “men at work” theme a few years ago which threads a continuous pattern through her work today.
Nicole’s subdued tonal paintings seem to play havoc with people’s perception of her as a person.
They see Nicole Pletts as bright and bubbly – and find the work she produces out of character.
People seem to enjoy putting a label on artwork or on the artist.
“I don’t spend time analysing or questioning why I paint what I do, or why I use muted colours (especially brown as it is my singularly most disliked colour in the every respect – and yet it is the colour I use most). I am acutely aware of images around me and constantly keep a camera on hand in order not to miss any opportunities,” Nicole says.