Dave Nicholas Bio
Born in the U.K. David studied fine art at Wrexham Technical College North Wales. After moving to Canada in 1967, he resumed art studies with courses in life drawing at Ontario College of Art, Commercial art at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate and Advanced life drawing at the Three Schools of Art.
Group Shows include: The Group of 100 Artists. Toronto, Nathan Philips Square Shows, the Collingwood Art Walk, the Wasaga Beach Public Library, The E. Shaw Public Library, Thornbury, and regular exhibitor with Wasaga Artists since 2002.
“Most of my work is of mixed medium: watercolour, ink and pencil. I like to paint the Canadian landscape, often simplifying the subject matter to suit my whim at that time . Old buildings sometimes take my fancy, and I am not adverse to painting the odd abstract if the mood suits. The work usually begins with a sketch or image taken on my travels in the area, which I take back to my studio and redesign, working out the composition format and size, I then transfer the image to a prepared sheet of watercolour paper, usually 300 lb D’Arches. And complete the work. I make my own frames and matts, and do not consider the piece finished until it is behind glass”.
To contact Dave please email: [email protected]