Nina was born in California but has lived in England most of her life. She studied History of Art in the 80s and worked in creative industries such as fashion and landscape design but eventually found her métier in sculpture. With a passion to learn and advance her skills she began organising small workshops at her Dartmoor studio, tutored by eminent figurative sculptors from all over the world. Mapstone Studio is a unique environment for sculptors to share their knowledge with one another.  Nina is interested in exploring figurative themes through a mixture of observation, imagination and simplification of form.  She loves to experiment with a variety of materials, and the effect of neglect, weather, fire and chemicals on her sculpture.