From his studio close to the banks of the River Wylye in South Wiltshire, Nick Andrew explores 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 brush- strokes and vibrant colours to capture a sense of the atmosphere and the movement, patterns, textures and contrasts which he finds inspiring in these beautiful surroundings.
Through his paintings he aims to express the vitality and freshness of the natural world and his own quiet, solitary involvement with the landscape.
Exhibition at First View Gallery in the Spread Eagle Courtyard at Stourhead from 15 April – 6 May 2016. On show will be Nick’s 52 weekly studies, based around Stourhead lake and gardens, exploring some of the more secret places in and around this most beautiful and fascinating location, throughout all months and seasons of the year. Also there will be 16 larger paintings, representing the 12 months of the year and the 4 seasons. Go to the projects page for more information.
Donations and a proportion of exhibition sales will be in aid of Alzheimers Support.