Photograph of Artist NICK PIKE
NICK PIKE
Glos, Gloucestershire - United Kingdom



Original Artworks (6)

Nick Pike; You Blow Me Away, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 30 inches.
Nick Pike
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
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Nick Pike; Silent Ripples, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 40 inches.
Nick Pike
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Nick Pike; Notting Hill Carnival, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 40 inches.
Nick Pike
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
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Nick Pike; One Day Like This, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 39 inches.
Nick Pike
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
12 x 39 inches (30.5 x 99.1 cm)
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Nick Pike; Fairy Woods, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 18 inches.
Nick Pike
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Nick Pike; Reflecting, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 39 x 16 inches.
Nick Pike
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
39 x 16 inches (99.1 x 40.6 cm)
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Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT I recreate everyday urban life into striking scenes, using vibrant colours and stirring movements. Walking everwhere with my eyes open to possible settings, I look to find stories to embellish. Having a strong passion for music and a way it interacts with the mood of the painting, I often create soundtracks to the pieces I'm working on, which also encourages spontaneity. I used to concern myself with making everthing perfect, yet emotions and moods are made of something much more raw. I started to use pallette knives and frayed brushes to lure me in a more expressionist mode. I love it when I'm painting a figure from careful observation and it turns into someone I know and thinking of their characteristics alters the picture. Since moving to the country, I created a body of work immersed in nature greens to seek calm and solitude which I'd been craving for years. Now visiting towns and cities fills me with a renewed curiosity, seeing with the fresh eyes of a tourist. When I find the perfect place, I sketch and take a series of photographs in succession of my 180 degree view, with people moving in and out of sight. Once all the photos are compiled, I reconstruct the elements of the scene, creating an alternate reality in a slightly distorted panoramic look. My current practice is of blending ghostly images with the ever changing landscape of a busy city street to summon lost ...