Aesthetica Art Prize 2024

Nick is delighted to have been longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize for the second year running. The exhibition takes place at the York Art Gallery and runs until the 21st April. The museum writes that the prize ‘champions some of the world’s most significant talent in contemporary art and contributes to a global dialogue around creative practice today. It is a testament to shared creativity in a time of rapid change.’

‘Arctic Visions’ Book

A 48 page book of Nick's Arctic paintings has been published to coincide with the ‘Arctic Visions’ exhibition at Nature in Art. You can browse through it here. You can browse through it, or purchase a copy for £12 (including UK shipping) under the 'works for sale' tab on this website.

‘Arctic Visions’ at Nature in Art Museum & Gallery

Forty of Nick's Arctic paintings will be on show at Nature in Art museum and art gallery in Gloucestershire from 7th November - 10th December. This will be the first time that so many of Nick's Arctic paintings have been shown together. Nature in Art is situated in a magnificent Georgian mansion just outside the city of Gloucester and is the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.

Wildlife Artist of the Year – Highly Commended

Nick’s painting ‘Solitary Berg at Twilight’ has been ‘highly commended’ by the judges of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2023. The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation works to fight wildlife crime, protect endangered species and engage local communities across Africa and Asia.

Arctic Paintings at the Royal Geographical Society

This summer Nick is showing a selection of his Arctic paintings in the Director's Gallery at Royal Geographical Society in London. Last summer Nick was the awarded the society's Cherry Kearton Medal for his Arctic paintings and this exhibition has been timed to coincide with this year's medals and awards ceremony at the RGS. Though the exhibition is intended for fellows and members of the society, if you would like to visit please do get in touch with Nick and he will see what he can do.

Recent Paintings at the Stratford Gallery

This summer Nick is delighted to be showing eight Welsh, Scottish and Arctic paintings at the Stratford Gallery in Broadway, Worcestershire. The exhibition runs until mid August.

‘Paintings of Silence’ at North House Gallery

Nick is delighted to be showing 50 paintings in a solo show at the North House Gallery in Manningtree, Essex . The exhibition is arranged thematically across five exhibition spaces: fire, moon, aurora, Arctic and Holy Isle. The show has been very beautifully hung by Penny Hughes-Stanton who has been running the gallery in her lovely home overlooking the estuary of the river Stour since 1999. The exhibition runs until 15th April. The gallery is open on Saturdays but if you would like to visit on another day (other than Sunday) please ring the gallery and Penny will make you very welcome.

‘Silence & Slow Time’ at Sladers Yard

Twenty-two of Nick's new Scottish and Welsh paintings are hanging at Sladers Yard in Dorset alongside paintings by Louise Balaam and Alfred Stockham and furniture by Petter Southall. The exhibition exploring and celebrating the phenomenon of silence and slow time runs from 4th February until 18th March 2023.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2023 – Longlisted

Nick is delighted that his painting 'A Deeper Presence - Iceberg Off Cape Mercy, Baffin Island' has been longlisted for the wonderful Aesthetica Art Prize, celebrating contemporary art in all its forms. He is one of the 125 artists from around the world who will be included in Aesthetica’s ‘Future Now’ 2023 anthology and online.

Wildlife Artist of the Year category winner 2022

Nick’s painting ‘Dawn Light, Cape Mercy, Baffin Island’ has been awarded the top spot in the ‘Earth’s Wild Beauty’ category of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Award, in association with BBC Wildlife magazine. The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation works to fight wildlife crime, protect endangered species and engage local communities across Africa and Asia. Nick is delighted not only to win this highly regarded award, but also to be associated with the foundation and its vital work.