This painting was inspired by Red Hook on a rainy day. The scene is from a window on the second floor looking down (actually from BWAC). I was interested in how the bright blue umbrella contrasted the muted grays. In the background, breaking up the distance is the Red Hook pier and Statue of Liberty. The piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Nick Savides

Red Hook, in the Rain

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

10" h x 8" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 10 oz.



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.”