Born in Stourbridge, England, currently resides in Canada
Nick is traditionally trained and that reflects on his drawing style. He started out drawing realistically. He started out as an illustrator who did realistic work, but he started to move beyond mere images in creating his art pieces.
Encountering his work. . .
I first came across this book called “the Artful dodger”. I like his use of old found objects, all of these seemed take a good mix between painting and collage. When his process is done, his pieces usually have a rich and story telling look to them.
Most of his work reads as narrative because he use found objects with texts.
Most popular work:
Griffin & Sabine series.
The series is made up of communications between two made up characters, Griffin and Sabine. The artist used images that make the works to read like picture book for grown ups . . .or as a picture novel series. Basically it is a story read through letters, without narration – the reader, in a way, plays a part in the story (as the character who finds the letters).
So far, everything I learn about this artist is engaging to my own practice, in terms of thinking beyond drawing.