He endeavour to retain his childhood vision of the world. But his works are not childish, infantile or immature. Within the art works are figures and events which are mainly derived from Freudian and Jungian psychology. They show a raw and unflinching view of the human psyche, encompassing both the humorous and darker sides of nature and happenings.
Nicky Carey was born in Dublin Ireland. His art has visual musical qualities which embody the lifts and rhythms of his birth country Residing in Maleny Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where the landscape reminds him of his home country and has inspired in new work a more colourfully whimsical approach.
His work can be confronting and comforting. He pushes the boundaries of visual story telling. Extending the use of traditional techniques beyond their usual applications to breath new vision to the story and iconography.
Nicky uses different mediums including print making(etching, lino and monotype printing) painting(water colour, acrylic or combinations of these), ceramics and poetry in day to day art practice.
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