Artists

Nick Potter [Biography]

Nick Potter

Nick was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1959. Despite attaining an 'A' in Art, he was encouraged to go to University rather than Art School. He read Archaeology at Leicester University followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. In the early eighties Nick moved to the beautiful village of Great Bowden in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside.

Living in the country and fuelled by frequent visits to Cornwall, Scotland and the Lake District he became much more interested in Landscape painting. This led to years of experimentation with different media which is when he discovered the vibrancy of acrylic inks, using them like watercolour paints. This was the beginning of a new enterprise.

Through the years he gained the experience that gave him the encouragement he needed to take his art to the next level, professionally publishing his work and exhibiting in galleries throughout Britain.

Nick now lives yards from the sea in Embleton on the fantastic Northumberland coast where he is inspired by the landscape and seascapes every day.

Nick usually paints in his garden studio to the background of audio books on tape or CD. These are unabridged and can last up to 17 hours. He is so attuned to this way of working that he cannot paint without them. They are as much a part of the painting process as the paint or canvas.

Having decided on the composition in a sketchbook, he carefully but quickly sketches in the detail. All this planning is often covered by the first coat of paint.

He then decides on a 'mood colour which will unify the painting; however the first coat of paint may be the exact opposite. Nick paints with acrylics for their versatility and quick- drying properties. He paints quickly employing various textures, dribbles, splatters and scrapings.

Coastal Croft

Giclée on Paper

Island Croft

Giclée on Paper

Off the Beaten Track

Giclée on Paper

Moonlit Water

Giclée on Paper

After The Storm

Acrylic on Board

Along The River Bank

Acrylic on Board

April Showers

Acrylic on Board

Autumn Carpet

Mixed Media on Board

Autumn Dusk

Acrylic on Board

Autumn Leaves Begin To Fall

Mixed Media on Board

Autumns Golden Light

Acrylic on Board

Croft Cliff

Mixed Media on Board

Delicious Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

Early Snow

Mixed Media on Board

Enchanted Forest

Acrylic on Board

First Snow

Acrylic on Board

Golden Leaves of Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

Hidden Depths

Mixed Media on Board

Island Farm

Mixed Media on Board

Leaves Like Coloured Rain

Mixed Media on Board

Lovers Lane

Mixed Media on Board

Mellow Yellow

Mixed Media on Board

Ripe and Golden Season

Mixed Media on Board

Road To The Lake

Acrylic on Board

Russet, Gold And Amber

Mixed Media on Board

Season of Red, Amber and Gold

Mixed Media on Board

Small Pond In The Woods

Mixed Media on Board

Spring Blossom

Acrylic on Board

Spring Forward

Acrylic on Board

Spring Greens

Acrylic on Board

Spring Sunshine

Mixed Media on Board

Stuck In The Middle

Mixed Media on Board

The Last Leaves

Acrylic on Board

Towards The Coming Winter

Mixed Media on Board

Walk With Ella

Mixed Media on Board

Windy Winter Woodland

Acrylic on Board

Winter Solstice

Mixed Media on Board

Take The Long Way Home

Acrylic on Board

Morning Cost

Mixed Media on Board

October Gold

Mixed Media on Board

Spring Unlocked

Mixed Media on Board

Windy Autumn Woodland

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Abandoned Croft

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Autmn Light ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Borders Farm

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Into The Wood

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Iona Beach

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

It Feels Like Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Red Roof And Foxgloves

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

That Time of Year Again

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Leaves Are Turning

Mixed Media on Board

Nick Potter

Nick was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1959. Despite attaining an 'A' in Art, he was encouraged to go to University rather than Art School. He read Archaeology at Leicester University followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. In the early eighties Nick moved to the beautiful village of Great Bowden in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside.

Living in the country and fuelled by frequent visits to Cornwall, Scotland and the Lake District he became much more interested in Landscape painting. This led to years of experimentation with different media which is when he discovered the vibrancy of acrylic inks, using them like watercolour paints. This was the beginning of a new enterprise.

Through the years he gained the experience that gave him the encouragement he needed to take his art to the next level, professionally publishing his work and exhibiting in galleries throughout Britain.

Nick now lives yards from the sea in Embleton on the fantastic Northumberland coast where he is inspired by the landscape and seascapes every day.

Nick usually paints in his garden studio to the background of audio books on tape or CD. These are unabridged and can last up to 17 hours. He is so attuned to this way of working that he cannot paint without them. They are as much a part of the painting process as the paint or canvas.

Having decided on the composition in a sketchbook, he carefully but quickly sketches in the detail. All this planning is often covered by the first coat of paint.

He then decides on a 'mood colour which will unify the painting; however the first coat of paint may be the exact opposite. Nick paints with acrylics for their versatility and quick- drying properties. He paints quickly employing various textures, dribbles, splatters and scrapings.

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