It was a particularly windy late afternoon in Red Hook, looking out at the New York Harbor, with the New York Water Taxi, New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty in the background.  I liked the movement of the waves and clouds, and the play of the rocks in the foreground.

- Nick Savides

Red Hook – New York Harbor
NICK SAVIDES


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

9" h x 12" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.

$875

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Artist
Nick Savides
Brooklyn, New York

Getting to Know Nick

Nick learned to paint from his mother when he was a child, but it wasn’t until college that he decided to be a career artist. His realist images of New York City are inspired by the drama of the city–the changing light, the spontaneous magic. Nick begins his process with reference photographs from his daily life, often shooting the same scene at multiple times of the day. He brings the images back to his Brooklyn studio where he composes a scene in Photoshop, adding and subtracting elements from multiple photographs to achieve the perfect composition before beginning to paint. “As my artwork is realistic, one might be tempted to think they are copies from nature,” says the artist. “Really, they are composed–every detail is considered. It is a balance between what is seen, what is true to nature, and what can make a good painting.”