Born 1957 into a Norfolk farming family, and growing up in a very rural environment, Dee Nickerson developed an interest in art and making things from an early age.
Dee attended Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design, now NUA, between 1982 and 1984 gaining a diploma in general art and design with distinctions. For the next few years Dee continued to pursue her art whilst being employed by Liberty retail.
In 1992 Dee moved back to the countryside and began painting full time. Since then Dee has had many exhibitions, mixed and solo, in Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk and Somerset.
Working mainly in acrylic on paper or board and influenced by her rural environment and her interest in fashion, textiles, nature and human life, Dee tries to construct little stories, based on life around her. Dee explores themes of living in the countryside.
In some ways her work is less about life as she sees it but a mirrored reflection to it. Obviously, her experiences in fashion and textiles play a part, as do her memories of Norfolk, and the constantly changing landscape.