“I’m drawn to quiet and secluded places within my immediate landscape and have spent much of the past 2 decades working from this beautiful area, with river, ponds, water-meadows and woodland close to where I live and work on the banks of the River Wylye, South Wiltshire
I observe the changes from day to day and season to season. I find it constantly compelling and am attracted in particular by the abstract qualities in the landscape: patterns in the river flow, multi- layering and reflectivity; also the textures, contrasts and depths in the forest and the movement, rhythms and colours of field grasses and plant life. I would like to think that I convey through my paintings a sense of the movement, life and my own ‘solitary involvement’ with this landscape.”
Nick studied art and graphic design in Oxford, London and Cheltenham. Since graduating in 1979, he has been working as a painter and lecturer. He has exhibited his work in galleries throughout the UK, mainland Europe, and the USA.
Nick’s home and studio is in part of a watermill on the upper reaches of the River Wylye in South Wiltshire.
Over the past decade he has worked on commissions for St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London; P&O; BHHI Hospital, London; Royal London Hospital; Broadgate Estates; Barnet Hospital; Prudential Assurance; Salisbury Hospital; HQ Properties; St. Georges Hospital, Tooting; Tatchbury Mount Hospital, Southampton.
Nick has paintings in a range of public and private collections including Scottish Equitable, Shell UK, Lloyd’s Bank, Weetabix, North Sea Ferries, Cable and Wireless, Hilton International, Texaco, Hampshire County Council, Houses of Parliament, Longleat Estate, Sainsburys plc, Prudential Assurance.
Nick was the founder and, until 2013, the co- ordinator for the Wylye Valley Art Trail, the largest visual arts event in Wiltshire, involving over 280 artists and craftspeople.