Nick is a British artist who specialises in contemporary marine art. Growing up among a family of divers, his passion for the sea 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 snorkeling 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 traditional painting techniques and skills learnt during his years as a custom painter for the motorsport industry . Nick is a self taught artist and believes that this has helped him create his own style of painting and stand out from the crowd . Although best known for his signature black backgrounds over the last few years he has been experimenting with base and presious metals , giving his work stunning reflective qualities. Combined with the use of high gloss art resin Nick's latest works shine and sparkle like the oceans they represent . I early 2016 Nick developed a technique to partially cover the canvas with tinted resins which allows a water surface effect not seen before - His "Split level" series . Look closely at some of the paintings and you'll find flakes of 24 carat gold and even Swarovski crystals.
Nick now spends a lot of time in the Cayman Islands, Diving and snorkeling with his favourite subject .
Nick's stunning works have been highly acclaimed by collectors and the Press, appearing in Sport Diver magazine , Marlin , Crest magazine and has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious DSWF International Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition every year since 2010 - With his work Highly commended in 2012 , 2014 and 2015 and winning the Into The Blue category in 2016 .
Nicks Marine work is sold through the Dark Water Gallery in Brighton . www.thedarkwatergallery.com
All of Nicks artwork and fantastic merchandise is now available at the Dark Water Gallery in Brighton . : www.thedarkwatergallery.com
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Nicks Studio is located at :
Unit 9 Ghyll Road
Phone: 01435 868880
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