Miquela Nicolau was born in 1942 in the town of Campos, on the plains of the island of Majorca off the coast of Spain. Spending her childhood with her family in this simple environment, in the light and warmth of the Majorcan southern landscape, would mark the intimate themes of her future works.

Her studies, started in reply to an interest in expressing her inner world, were carried out at Escola d'Art i Oficis of Palma, where she worked with drawing, ceramics and painting. However, it was the possibilities of color in painting that led her to define a path of experimentation in this technique, initially by means of different studies and later by self-teaching. A cooking enthusiast, Miquela also loves mixing emulsions and pigments in her workshop, eager to discover a personalized artistic way. She uses collage in most of her works to incorporate elements into painting that express personal feelings and experiences.