West 14th Street at SunsetNick Savides
Oil painting on Stretched linen
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
9 " h x 12 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 12 oz.
"This painting was inspired by the dramatic lighting and shadows receding into West 14th Street at sunset," says artist Nick Savides. "The sun is low in the sky, casting an orange glow on the buildings and High Line, seen from below. The streets are empty due to the coronavirus, except for an occasional pedestrian."
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.”