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NICHOLAS DOWN
Dryden, New YorkUSA - United States


, Exquisite Wilderness, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
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, Glacial Edge, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
, Unexpected Illumination, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
, A Mountain Keeps An Echo, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
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, Fierce Spring, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
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Artist Statement

During the past few years I have had the privilege of visiting some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth including California’s Sequoia National Forest, Yosemite and Joshua Tree National Parks, the red rocks of Sedona Arizona, the tough deserts of Canyonlands and Arches in Utah, Monument Valley in Navajo Nation, and of course the Grand Canyon. I was awestruck with the beauty and silences of these places and deeply inspired to create a number of new paintings and films which attempt to capture the essence of what I felt both as an artist and as a human being. I am increasingly aware of the threats to these landscapes, not just in the short term, but in the future, as the effects of climate change begin to alter rain patterns, glaciers and local ecologies in ways we are only just beginning to comprehend. My paintings are part of my extended homage to nature and are my abstract impressions of colour, mystery, and the spirit of place. My recent paintings have been hugely influenced by the winter here in New York State... frozen waterfalls, ice, snow drifts and landscapes blazing in winter hues. Technical Notes I continue to use the finest oil paints I can find and in 2008, I was excited to visit the world’s only windmill dedicated to producing artist grade pigments from natural rocks at ‘De Cat’ windmill in Zaanse Schans in Holland. I have incorporated some of these beautiful colours into my latest paintings. Surfaces ...

Original Artworks (222)

Nicholas Down, exquisite wilderness, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, glacial edge, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
24 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, unexpected illumination, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, one endless form into another, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
42 x 26 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, a mountain keeps an echo, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
42 x 26 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, fierce spring, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, weathered beauty, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, sacred renewal, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
42 x 26 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Rock and Cloud and Sky an..., 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
24 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, One Touch of Nature, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
30 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Breaking Clear Away, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
40 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, High Plains, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
40 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Aquifer, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
24 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Nicholas Down, Silent Hour, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
30 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Northern Frontier, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
36 x 36 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Alchemists Journey, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
40 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Moon Song, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
40 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Beautiful Journey, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
42 x 42 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Nicholas Down, Always Ancient Always New, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
30 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Nicholas Down, Towards a Brave New World, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2016
30 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States


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