Painting by Nick Pike
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Seasons of the Cotswolds
September 5, 2018 , 10:00 am - September 29, 2018 , 5:00 pm
Oil paintings and sketches of various Cotswold locations by artist and natural mindfulness guide Nick Pike.
The exhibition explores changing seasons with artwork inspired by the surrounding countryside, featuring exclusive new nature paintings from Nick’s studio in Painswick.
Each month Nick hosts a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walk which embraces all the senses, focusing on perspectives of landscape, art and life. As part of the exhibition, he will be guiding a new walk Saturday 22nd September at 9.30am from the gates of Cirencester Park, concluding at the exhibition in the museum.
An art workshop on nature will also take place during the show. TBC
Time-lapse videos of Nick’s art process and recordings of natural mindfulness experiences will be shown at the exhibition, along with displays of seasonal objects and artefacts, used as inspiration for the sketches and paintings. Limited edition prints and greeting cards will also be available.
Nick recreates everyday life into striking scenes with vibrant colours and stirring movement, applying paint with sponges and palette knives to achieve rich textures. Walking through nature he looks for stories to embellish. Using weather, light and reflection to add narrative to a moment in time, Nick also adds elements of mindfulness into his artwork.
Nick was born in Cirencester. He studied Art & Illustration at Northbrook College in Worthing, before returning to the Cotswolds. Exhibiting across the country, Nick also runs unique Art workshops that connect painting and music. Following Nick’s love of nature, he guides art inspired Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walks in and around Gloucestershire. Nick currently resides and works from his studio in Painswick.