The location here is West Broadway at Warren Street in Tribeca, NYC.  The angles of the rooflines suggest looking up.  At the center is 1 World Trade Center, compositionally bringing the sky color through to the bottom of the picture plane.  Also, the blues and whites of the buildings tie in with the sky and clouds, making the buildings feel like they are floating. Notice there are not only trees planted on the rooftops, they also appear in a picture on the side of one of the buildings. 

- Nick Savides

Tribeca Rooftops

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x 1.25" d
3 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.”