During lockdown Nick spent some time reflecting on the journey he has made as painter over the last three decades. Having been working with a psychotherapist for the last two years he has been able to explore some of the deeper currents shaping the evolution of his work. You can read his thoughts here.
A chance encounter with art dealer and collector Andras Kalman in June 1990 proved to be a pivotal moment in Nick’s life. You can read the story of that meeting here.
Six of Nick’s aurora paintings are on display at the Twenty-twenty Gallery in Ludlow this March in an exhibition of work by previous artists in residence with the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute.
The paintings in this solo exhibition at the Crane Kalman Gallery in London seek to explore and evoke the mesmerising qualities of Arctic light, and the fascinating ways in which it interacts with ice and snow. Many of the works are concerned with the remarkable variety of optical phenomena that occur in arctic skies: solar and lunar rings, halos, and coronas, and the fog-bows, cloud-bows and rainbows that arc across Arctic skies.The works in this exhibition were all produced in preparation for Nick’s Arctic residency with the Friends of SPRI. The work done since his return will be exhibited at a later date but can all be seen on this website. The exhibition runs from 14th Feb – 9th March.
Nick recently returned from his journey to Greenland and Baffin Island as ‘artist in residence’ at the invitation of the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. It was an experience that exceeded all his hopes and expectations. You can follow the work he produces now he is back in the studio on Instagram.