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.
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.
He also explores themes further afield: Since January 2016 he has been researching London green spaces in his ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ project. Find out more in the projects page. And follow his regular ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ blog. Prints of his sketchbook drawings are available in the ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ Prints page.
‘THE WINTER VISITOR’ 26 Feb – 10 March
Join us for the ‘The Winter Visitor’ exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre 26 February – 10 March 2020 10am – 4pm daily. Winter themed paintings, studies and a collection of plein air drawings entitled ‘Winter Wylye’.
Also the launch of a children’s book, written and designed by Nick Andrew, based on a chalk stream. Tanya Hinton has created the enchanting illustrations with unique paintings on reclaimed wood, which will be featured in the exhibition. The book will be launched during the exhibition on the evening of the 28th February. A proportion of sales from the book will be donated to the Wessex Rivers Trust. Follow this link to find out more and a preview of ‘The Winter Visitor’.
Find out here about Art Mentoring, Workshops, Courses, Painting ‘Clinic’ and Painting Retreats at Nick’s new cARTshed STUDIO, set within the creative ambience of Bull Mill, and surrounded by stunning riverside, woodland and meadow landscapes. Also cARTshed GIFT VOUCHERS!
Winner of the Individual Artists Award 2017 at the Wiltshire Life Awards.
Header image ‘Rimiera’ Acrylic on canvas. 107 x 46cm. Go to ‘Rimiera’ page