Roses on Allen StreetNick Savides
Oil painting on Stretched linen
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
18 " h x 24 " w x 1.25 " d |3 lbs. 2 oz.
This piece is part of Nick Savides's series depicting New York throughout the year. Allen Street in the Lower East Side, just south of Delancey Street. "I was struck by the way the roses planted on the meridian, Allen Malls, contrasted the surrounding storefronts, yet how the color red flows throughout," explains Nick. "I was also fascinated by the interplay of cool and warm reds, both in the buildings and the flowers." Extremely fine detail in the background - artwork and visitor in the gallery on the left, apparel in The Good Company window, signage font rendering throughout.
Brooklyn, New York
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.”