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Nick Holmes

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Artwork for Nick Holmes


Echo Chamber

Ships That Pass In The Night

Uncle Albert

Critical Interventions (Evil)

The Falls

Hot Water

S.O.S. (Disaster Series)


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

You'll find references in my work to my teaching career, the films I enjoy, the music I listen to and all the artists whose work I've admired in getting to this point. You'll find the things I agree with and the things I dislike. I often include text in my paintings. Sometimes it's there to illuminate an intention, sometimes to confuse and question what a contemporary painting can be - I try to be serious and playful at the same time.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I'm attempting to put my world onto canvas, to paint a portrait of the times I live in, while paying attention to those who have trodden this path before me.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a painter who likes to work on a generous scale, but with an eye to a domestic setting. My work is generally figurative, although I frequently work across genres. I have developed a parallel series of constructions which consist of separate panels which can be arranged in any order. I work in acrylic paint for its quick-drying properties.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I work full-time in my studio at home. I undertake occasional commissions and demonstrations.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

NDD in Fine Art, Winchester (1961-65); PGCE, Goldsmiths University (1966-67); MA Film Studies Sheffield Hallam University (1984-5);
MA in Fine Art Manchester University (1993-4); MA in Fine Art Sunderland University (2002-3); Turps Banana correspondence course in painting (2020-22).
I have taught Art in the Secondary and latterly the Tertiary sector. I have exhibited in Edinburgh, Newcastle, London, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2022: Herefordshire Open Exhibition, Courtyard
RWA Members' Open Exhibition, Bristol
2021: Fresh Art, Cheltenham
2020: Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Gallery, London

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