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.

Autumn Dusk

Acrylic on Board

Autumn Leaves Begin To Fall

Mixed Media on Board

Autumns Golden Light

Acrylic on Board

Cape

Acrylic on Board

Coastal Light

Mixed Media on Board

Constantine Surf

Mixed Media on Board

Croft And Moon

Acrylic on Board

Enchanted Forest

Acrylic on Board

Golden Leaves of Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

Golden Light

Mixed Media on Board

It Feels Like Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

Mawgan Porth

Acrylic on Board

Mellow Yellow

Mixed Media on Board

Ripe and Golden Season

Mixed Media on Board

Road To The Lake

Acrylic on Board

Ruin

Mixed Media on Board

Sand And Rocks

Mixed Media on Board

Spring Sunshine

Mixed Media on Board

Spring Unlocked

Mixed Media on Board

Stuck In The Middle

Mixed Media on Board

Sun, Sea And Sand

Mixed Media on Board

The Leaves Are Turning

Mixed Media on Board

Trevone Sunshine

Mixed Media on Board

Walk With Ella

Mixed Media on Board

Windy Autumn Woodland

Acrylic on Board

Messy Tide

Acrylic on Board

Stiffkey Marsh

Mixed Media on Board

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Take The Long Way Home

Acrylic on Board

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After The Storm

Acrylic on Board

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Along The River Bank

Acrylic on Board

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April Showers

Acrylic on Board

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Autmn Light ~

Mixed Media on Board

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Borders Farm

Mixed Media on Board

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Breezy Morning

Acrylic on Board

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Coastal Croft II

Acrylic on Board

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Coft With Wild Garden

Acrylic on Board

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Coft With Wild Meadow

Acrylic on Board

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Croft Cliff

Mixed Media on Board

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Delicious Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

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Early Snow

Mixed Media on Board

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Hidden Depths

Mixed Media on Board

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Into The Wood

Mixed Media on Board

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Iona Beach

Mixed Media on Board

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Island Farm

Mixed Media on Board

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Island Shore

Mixed Media on Board

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Lovers Lane

Mixed Media on Board

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Morning Cost

Mixed Media on Board

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October Gold

Mixed Media on Board

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On The Edge

Mixed Media on Board

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Private Beach

Acrylic on Board

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Red Roof And Foxgloves

Mixed Media on Board

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Sailing On The Loch

Mixed Media on Board

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Season of Red, Amber and Gold

Mixed Media on Board

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Shattered Lives

Mixed Media on Board

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Small Pond In The Woods

Mixed Media on Board

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Spring Blossom

Acrylic on Board

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Spring Forward

Acrylic on Board

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Sunlit Bay

Mixed Media on Board

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That Time of Year Again

Mixed Media on Board

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The Bathing House

Mixed Media on Board

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The Last Leaves

Acrylic on Board

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Towards Mull

Acrylic on Board

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Towards The Coming Winter

Mixed Media on Board

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Winter At Home

Mixed Media on Board

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Winter Solstice

Mixed Media on Board

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Woodland Reflections

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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