Nick is a British artist who specialises in contemporary marine and wildlife art. Growing up among a family of divers, his passion for the sea and its creatures grew during holidays to destinations by the Red Sea, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Nick’s first diving adventures took place at an early age, allowing him to experience first-hand the vibrancy and amazing textures of the magnificent fish.
Although he had been snorkelling for years already, learning to scuba dive at age 11 allowed Nick to experience the unique effects of light streaming through water and the changes in colours when in deep water. Nick’s experience and artistic talent allowed him to develop a unique style of painting, which combines the technique of using pure colour on a dark background, as invented by the 16th century Venetian artist, Giorgione with the vibrant colours and truth to nature practiced by the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite artists, like William Holman Hunt.
Although Nick is most well-known for his marine life work on his signature black backgrounds, in recent years Nick has expanded his focus to incorporate metals and high gloss resin adding new textures finishes. Nick used these new materials to bring the sea to life in new and exciting ways not seen before in the art world, such as his new “split level” water effect.
Nick’s stunning works have been highly acclaimed by collectors and the Press, appearing in Sport Diver magazine, Marlin and Crest magazine. He has been selected as a finalist in the International Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition every year since 2010, winning the “Into the Blue” category in 2016.
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