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NICHOLAS DOWN
Dryden, New YorkUSA - United States


, Reflections Of Dawn, 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 (232)

Nicholas Down; winter sands, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; atlantic winter, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; sacred land, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Nicholas Down; mountain tapestry, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Nicholas Down; reflections of dawn, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; giving way, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Nicholas Down; still here, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; fierce and dangerous beauty, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Nicholas Down; autumn whispered, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso Panel...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; grand staircase, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Nicholas Down; exquisite wilderness, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso...
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Nicholas Down; glacial edge, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; unexpected illumination, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is now part of the permanent museum collection in the YukYung Art Museum, South Korea...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Nicholas Down; one endless form into another, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 42 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
42 x 26 inches (106.7 x 66.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; a mountain keeps an echo, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 42 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
42 x 26 inches (106.7 x 66.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; fierce spring, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on Gesso...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Nicholas Down; weathered beauty, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches.
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Nicholas Down; sacred renewal, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 42 x 26 inches.
Nicholas Down
Original Oil Painting, 2017
42 x 26 inches (106.7 x 66.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; Rock and Cloud and Sky an..., 2016, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Oil on Gesso PanelAfter Edward Abbey                                                                                        ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2016
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Nicholas Down; One Touch of Nature, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Oil on Gesso PanelTitle from John Muir. . .One touch of nature makes all the world kin.- The Cruise of the Corwin 1917 chapter 3 Echoing William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, iii, 3 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.                                                                                                   ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2016
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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