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.

The Road Back

Original oil

Coastal Croft

Giclée on Paper

Island Croft

Giclée on Paper

Off the Beaten Track

Giclée on Paper

Moonlit Water

Giclée on Paper

'Island Dreams'

Acrylic on Board

'Townend'

Acrylic on Board

A Sense Of Adventure ~

Acrylic on Board

Discover The Magic ~

Acrylic on Board

Sunrise Across The Loch~

Acrylic on Board

The Road To The Isles ~

Acrylic on Board

Tranquil Evening~

Mixed Media on Board

'Picture This'

Acrylic on Board

As Darkness Comes~

Mixed Media on Board

Beached ~

Mixed Media on Board

Blowing Up a Storm

Acrylic on Board

Calm Morning~

Acrylic on Board

Coastal Character

Mixed Media on Board

Coastal Farm II

Acrylic on Board

Coastal Farm III

Acrylic on Board

Earth Whispers~

Mixed Media on Board

Golden Valley~

Mixed Media on Board

Hebridean Croft 2~

Acrylic on Board

Hill Farm~

Acrylic on Board

House On The Hill~

Acrylic on Board

Life by the Sea

Mixed Media on Board

Ruined Crofts ~

Mixed Media on Board

Rundown

Acrylic on Board

Sails At Dawn ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sails In The Sunset ~

Mixed Media on Board

The three Peaks~

Mixed Media on Board

Crofting~

Acrylic on Board

The Right Place

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

After The Rain ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Afterglow ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

At The End Of The Day ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Beatons Croft - Skye 2

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Coastal Colour

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Harbour Fun 3~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Harbour Haven ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Stonehenge II

Resined Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Waterfront Life

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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