Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 36 " w x 2.5 " d |3 lbs. 6 oz.
I had never worked on really thick stretcher bars, but was pleasantly surprised by it and the way this piece turned out. I enjoyed experimenting with my materials to get some of the textures you will see.
Saint Charles, Missouri
Nicholas has always been fascinated by the sea. His abstract work is inspired by the relationship between the land and the sea, a symbiosis that undulates from calm to turbulent. “Using colors, shapes, and texture over multiple layers, I explore the comfort and animosity of a place revisited or newly imagined, continuously experimenting with these elements and incorporating a certain emotion as a map spills from mind to canvas,” says Nicholas. He approaches each painting with a title or image in mind, and then experiments with layers of paint, scraping and dissolving color until the texture and color feel right.