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Although artistic blood runs through his veins, Nicholas, a third-generation artist born in 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri, did not discover his love of artistic inspiration and creation until 2015. Since then, he can be found wandering the urban and rural landscape, paintbrush in hand.
Nicholas appreciates the characteristics of a variety of artistic mediums and, therefore, does not restrict himself to one. Typically, he expresses himself through gouache, pastels, charcoal, oils, and digital although he has also been known to dapple in photography and to use his own body as a canvas.
His drive to create echoes as a visceral compulsion. Fortunately, he has orchestrated his life in a way that he surrounds himself with habits of artistic exploration, offering a multitude of subjects to satiate his creative appetite. Nicholas sees inspiration as not a dream to be waited and wished upon, but as a muse of opportunity born of the willingness to seek out and appreciate the beauty in his surroundings.
On the personal side, Nicholas yearns to travel the world while painting en plein air the whole way around. While he waits on his opportunity for global adventure, he will continue creating big, home-cooked meals for friends and family and appreciating the adventures that await.
“My body of work spans a continuum from the simplicity of raw plein air paintings to abstract modern art which invites the viewer to transcend. Like the weather, the situations which inspire me rush to and fro, and I feel drawn to scurry and chase along in their wake wherever they may lead. As I settle on a subject of interest, I emphasize the effects of lighting as a storyteller and educator, illuminating the truth of the subject as I see it. For my abstract designs, I hope to invite viewers on an expedition with color, encouraging one’s eyes to bounce through the hues of a piece and embrace the emotional narrative”.