Royal Geographical Society Medal & Award

Nick is thrilled and honoured to be awarded the Royal Geographical Societies Cherry Kearton Medal and Award for 2022 for his polar landscapes. Each year the Royal Geographical Society makes a series of awards that ‘recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policy, and public engagement.’ The Cherry Kearton Medal and Award is presented to ‘a traveller concerned with the study or practice of natural history, especially those with an interest in nature photography, art or cinematography.’ Recent previous recipients include iconic photographers Steve McCurry and Yann Arthus Bertrand, artists Tacita Dean and Andy Goldsworthy, and going furher back BBC Planet Earth producer Alistair Fothergill and Sir David Attenborough.

Nick said, “Finding ways to evoke the endless richness of the natural world through paint on canvas has been one of the great pleasures and passions of my life. To receive the RGS Cherry Kearton Award for doing what makes me feel so alive is a wonderful affirmation and a great honour.”