2015 MA in Fine Art, Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2012 Florence Trust Studio Residency, London
2011 Chelsea College of Art, Postgraduate Diploma, London
Nicholas’ work illustrates a sustained interest in romantic, landscape and rural motifs, a course of inquiry with a strong focus on German and British Romanticism and aesthetic theory. His work aims to explore and knowingly describe the problem of working with classical motifs in a contemporary context. Recalling references as diverse as the Dutch Masters and Mallarmé in their themes of decay and history, the works require the viewer to penetrate their richly textured surface to reveal the many layers beneath.
Mixed media on canvas 145 x 180 cm