Nelly Heyduck is an Ucluelet resident artist and designer (since 2009, original from Germany), inspired by the rugged and pristine Pacific Rim.
Her formal education is a 2005 Master in Product design/ Object design (Art & Design), Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She has been working as a Product- and Graphic designer/Illustrator and artist ever since.
Mostly known for her ongoing graphic art series of local travel posters (since 2016) between Ucluelet, Pacific Rim, Tofino and Vancouver Island and her timeless design of upcycled sail bags AHOY BAGS (since 2012), she loves also to use acrylic on canvas, wood panel, fine art papers in all sizes. Brush & palette knife technique are her current tools. The bold but nuanced color palette and energetic brush stroke in Nelly’s original paintings, are a direct reflection of what the Pacific Rim and its untamed nature instills into her heart.
“Since I’m living on the coast, seascapes and landscapes are my main topic. The ever changing skies and the untamed pacific Rim is my biggest inspiration, light, and tides, time of the year, always new - always worthy to study and reflect.” Nelly Heyduck
Nelly hopes that her artwork translates the experienced emotion of these places.