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

Blackhouse Revisited

Acrylic on Board

Blackhouse and Sheep

Acrylic on Board

Coastal Croft, Evening

Acrylic on Board

Coft Escape ~

Acrylic on Board

Croft & Byre ~

Acrylic on Board

Hillside Croft

Acrylic on Board

Blacktake Return ~

Mixed Media on Board

Crofthouse South Uist~

Acrylic on Board

Derelict Croft

Acrylic on Board

Fell Farm ~

Mixed Media on Board

Foothills

Mixed Media on Board

Head of the Valley II

Mixed Media on Board

Hillside Loneliness

Mixed Media on Board

Moon Stone ~

Mixed Media on Board

On the Border II

Mixed Media on Board

Ruined Crofts ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sails At Dawn ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sunshine and Snow

Mixed Media on Board

Towards The Ridge ~

Mixed Media on Board

Wild Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

Woodland Dusk

Mixed Media on Board

Woodland Sunset

Mixed Media on Board

Reserved

Farm in the Foothills

Acrylic on Board

Reserved

Valley Farm II

Acrylic on Board

Reserved

Valley Farm III

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Blue View

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Autumn Birch

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Autumn Puddles

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bluebell Wood

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Coastal Croft ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Stream and Silver Birch

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Sunburst Autumn Woodland

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Sunset and Silver Birch

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Thatched Croft Skye

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Woodland Beach ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Woodland Blaze ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Woodland Stream by Moonlight

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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