Set on the corner of East Houston and Crosby Street in New York, this painting is similar to my earlier "Water Towers," but more dynamic. The basic elements are the same: the BP canopy, the billboard, the water towers, and the surrounding buildings, but in this composition the buildings are displayed to show more of the perspective of looking up at the rooftops. There are no horizontals — everything is at an angle. The focus is on the grays linking the billboard, the water towers, and the buildings.

- Nick Savides

Three Water Towers

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

18" h x 24" w x 1.25" d
4 lbs. 3 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.”