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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

Before The Storm ~

Mixed Media on Board

Blacktake Return ~

Mixed Media on Board

Call of the Wild

Mixed Media on Board

Coastal Croft

Giclée on Paper

Coastal Croft ~

Mixed Media on Board

Croft & Byre ~

Acrylic on Board

Croft In The Bay ~

Mixed Media 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 Valley~

Mixed Media on Board

Harbour Fun 3~

Acrylic on Board

Harbour ~

Mixed Media on Board

Island Croft

Giclée on Paper

On A Dark Night ~

Mixed Media on Board

On The Edge ~

Mixed Media on Board

Rain At Dusk ~

Mixed Media on Board

Regatta II

Acrylic on Board

Sails In The Sunset ~

Mixed Media on Board

Soft Dawn ~

Acrylic on Board

Stonehenge Light

Acrylic on Board

Survive The Wild ~

Mixed Media on Board

The Right Place

Mixed Media on Board

The three Peaks~

Mixed Media on Board

Towards The Ridge ~

Mixed Media on Board

Waterfront Life

Mixed Media on Board

Wild Winter Clouds ~

Mixed Media on Board

Wild Winter Stormy Sky ~

Mixed Media on Board

Wild Winter Sunset ~

Mixed Media on Board

Reserved

Croft & Ruined Byre ~

Acrylic on Board

Reserved

Kishorn Croft ~

Mixed Media on Board

Reserved

Morning Snow ~

Acrylic on Board

Reserved

Wild Winter Morning ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

A Sense Of Adventure ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Back In The Day ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Dark Skies over Highland

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Highland Croft ~

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

The Road To The Isles ~

Acrylic on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Wild Autumn

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Wild Winter

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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