Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London
ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL, CHELSEA, LONDON
Nick says of his paintings,
“ The work is about paint and surface, warmth and light, but mostly it’s about a sense of being. Being at one with the natural world I try to find the coloures that will fit my sensation.
I am obsessed with colours and the physicality of paint.
Colour tastes, colour textures, colour perfumes and colour sounds. Colour can exercise enormous influence upon the body; and the soul.
My subjects are simple, and yet are the life forces of our existence on this little planet.
Sunlight, Precipitation & Vegetation.”
Coming from a creative family Nick remembers ”colouring in” alongside his watercolorist grandmother Norah Vivian.
After studying at the West Sussex College of Art 1967-1971 Nick came to live and work in
London as a Graphic Designer with various studio/agencies until in 1977 he joined two
other artists to set up The Daylight Studio.
The studio specialised in producing hand painted/printed roller blinds for leading designers
and high street outlets like John Lewis. Also at this time Nick started to produce custom
murals for large private households in London and abroad 1977-1981.
In 1982 Nick set up his own studio, designing and painting murals, trompe l’oeil and decorative paintings for prestigious clientele including stars and royalty. Nick travelled the world, sometimes providing and directing teams of as many as a dozen artists on some projects.
Today, whilst still enjoying mural painting, Nick is concentrating more on his canvas painting from his studio in Wimbledon, London.