From his studio close to the banks of the River Wylye in South Wiltshire, Nick Andrew paints the nearby water-meadows, lakes, forest and especially the river in all seasons and times of day.
He also explores themes further afield: last year he made weekly studies of Stourhead gardens, which led to his ‘stourhead / fifty-two / twelve / four’ exhibition in May 2016. This year he is researching London green spaces every week in his ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ project. Find out more in the projects page. And follow his weekly ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ in his blog.
Nick paints using acrylic on canvas, paper and board with bold, vigorous brushstrokes to capture a sense of the atmosphere, movement, pattern, colour and contrast which draw him to these beautiful surroundings. He aims to express something of the vitality and freshness of the natural world and his own quiet, solitary involvement with the subject.