Art has always played an important part in Nick’s life and he has always been particularly influenced by Turner & Monet and their use of light. His work reflects his fascination with the effect of light on nature.
A particularly strong influence and mentor was the foremost Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams RA who counselled him “if you paint what you love it will be reflected in your work”. To this end Nick has decided to concentrate on his life-long passion for the sea – always the same yet never the same
Nick’s work is spontaneous in nature with strong textures created using solely paint with no additives or mixed media being added to the work which is highly unusual. This gives his work its recognisable tactile & dimensional quality and creates a painting that offers something a little different every time it is viewed.
Whenever possible Nick enjoys painting en plain air to fully absorb the atmosphere & spirit of a scene before returning to his Studio to complete the work.
”I wish I had such amazing control with a palette knife”
Arnold Lowrey, professional artist & renowned teacher
Nick in his studio during filming for his appearance on Art Made In Cardiff TV show