Sylvia Nickerson

Artist/Illustrator, Winner of The Nipper: Doug Wright Award for best emerging talent (2020)


Valleyview artist retreat is a unique experience that I won’t soon forget. The property and house are beautifully kept and given to each artist as a philanthropic gift of time and space. I woke up every day to a feeling of peace and an appreciation of the natural beauty around me. I used the time to write, rest and be happy in my solitude. The fact someone chose to give me, and other artists like myself, this gift is a hopeful truth that will keep me fuelled with gratitude for some time.