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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.

#02 Mill Row

Acrylic

'Picture This'

Acrylic on Board

As Darkness Comes~

Mixed Media on Board

Blacktake Return ~

Mixed Media on Board

Call of the Wild

Mixed Media on Board

Coastal Croft ~

Mixed Media on Board

Croft In The Bay ~

Mixed Media on Board

Derelict Croft

Acrylic on Board

Discover The Magic ~

Acrylic on Board

Earth Whispers~

Mixed Media on Board

Fell Farm ~

Mixed Media on Board

Fire Light ~

Acrylic on Board

Go Wild in the Country

Acrylic on Board

Golden Falls ~ Textured

Mixed Media on Board

Golden Valley~

Mixed Media on Board

Lakeland Farm

Acrylic on Board

On A Dark Night ~

Mixed Media on Board

On The Edge ~

Mixed Media on Board

Rain At Dusk ~

Mixed Media on Board

Rolling Hills ~ Textured

Mixed Media on Board

Sleeps Four

Mixed Media on Board

Soft Dawn ~

Acrylic on Board

Stonehenge Light

Acrylic on Board

Thatched Croft Skye

Acrylic on Board

The three Peaks~

Mixed Media on Board

Towards The Ridge ~

Mixed Media on Board

Wild Winter Sunset ~

Mixed Media on Board

Reserved

Before The Storm ~

Mixed Media on Board

Reserved

Croft & Byre ~

Acrylic on Board

Reserved

Wild Winter Morning ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Back In The Day ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Croft & Ruined Byre ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Highland Croft ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Kishorn Croft ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Morning Snow ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Quiet Place ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Secret Space ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Survive The Wild ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Road To The Isles ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Wild Winter

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Wild Winter Clouds ~

Mixed Media on Board

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Wild Winter Stormy Sky ~

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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