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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

Barron Lands ~

Acrylic on Board

Blacktake Return ~

Mixed Media on Board

Blue View

Acrylic on Board

Coastal Croft ~

Mixed Media on Board

Croft In The Bay ~

Mixed Media on Board

Croft With Blue Door III ~

Acrylic on Board

Croft and Peat Stack, South Uist

Mixed Media on Board

Croftscape I ~

Acrylic on Board

Earthsong

Mixed Media on Board

Fell Farm ~

Mixed Media on Board

Hillside Loneliness

Mixed Media on Board

Lost In The Wild ~

Acrylic on Board

Moon Stone ~

Mixed Media on Board

On A Dark Night ~

Mixed Media on Board

Profusely Wild

Acrylic on Board

Rain At Dusk ~

Mixed Media on Board

Towards The Edge

Mixed Media on Board

Towards The Ridge ~

Mixed Media on Board

Wild Winter Clouds ~

Mixed Media on Board

On The Edge ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sleeps Four

Mixed Media on Board

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'Storm Building'

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Autumn Track I

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Autumn Track II

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bothy ~

Mixed Media on Board

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Croft Monn Sheep III ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Croft Sheep And Daylight Moon ~

Mixed Media on Board

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Final Destination ~

Acrylic 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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