Nicole Ruckels was born in France, daughter of a musician and a teacher.
She migrated to Australia with her german husband and her sons in 1980 and taught French in primary schools on the peninsula.
She taught herself Pastels and won the Champion in 2000. She’s been painting in all kind of mediums and lately has adopted the ink pens. She also writes and had a couple of her stories published.
She lives in Woody Point with her kitten Minoupapillon.