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.
Read here about our forthcoming ‘SOUTHLEIGH SUMMER + WILDWOOD’ exhibition: 22 – 28 August
at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Bell Street, Shaftesbury. SP7 8AR
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!
Header image ‘Purlieu’ Acrylic on canvas. 137 x 59cm