A keen landscape artist from an early age, Nic gained his first commission – an epic 3 metre tableau of historic scenes of home town Havant in oils. This painting which is still on show at the council's offices was featured on the BBC’s Catalogue of Publicly-Owned Art (now artuk.org).
Over the next decade, working mostly from life, Nic attempted to capture the landscape around him, even when that landscape was the city. At this time, watercolours proved the ideal medium, being small and portable.
In 2003 Nic returned to oils and painted two large canvasses featuring figures for the first time. The painting ‘Boys in Dune’ was snapped up on its first day of exhibition, and remains Nic’s most popular seller, being reproduced onto canvas. At this time a short series of landscapes in pastels was created (2003-2004).
A decade of oil painting followed before a sense of rediscovery in watercolour.
Working as a graphic designer provides the tools and knowledge to create digital art. Nic’s works on screens are printed using the industry’s best possible materials, creating a valuable ‘original print’. The iPad range is really terribly popular and ideal for commissions, with its unique hybrid mannerism. You can see works on show at Treagust and Co, North Street Emsworth, and at Emsworth Sailing Club. Details on Nic's Website.
Emsworth Arts Trail 2012-2019
Emsworth Artists 2012-2019
Oxmarket, Chichester Feb 2017
6 Artists Collective, Frensham Nov 2017
Art at Clyde and co may-august 2018
6 Artists Collective, The Farnham Pottery, Nov 2018
ESC Centenary Show, Feb 2019
Red Dog gallery, Oakhanger: Spring exhibition 2019
Yvonne Arnauld Art (YAA) July / Aug 2019
6 Artists Collective, The Farnham Pottery, Nov 2019
Emsworth Arts Trail 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID
Emsworth Artists 2020- Cancelled due to COVID – online gallery
“LOCKDOWN” 2 man show at Spring Arts, Havant, Aug-Oct 2020
6 Artists Collective, The Farnham Pottery, Nov 2020 CANCELLED due to COVID
6 Artists instagram virtual sale. Nov 2020.
STATIC / PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS:
Lakeside 1000, Portsmouth – 1 corridor
Woodford Stauffer Law – entire offices