Observed & Abstracted

A solo exhibition by Nick Phillips

Saturday 23rd April - Saturday 21st May 2022

A painterly exploration of local landscapes

Fisherton Mill is delighted to welcome local artist Nick Phillips to Fisherton Mill with an exhibition to include drawings, watercolour, Indian ink and oil paintings on the theme of the local landscape. Nick's interest in the landscape includes the history, archaeology and geology of the region. 'Observed and Abstracted' makes reference to the landscape around Wilton, where Nick has his studio, in particular the Nadder, Ebble and Wylye Valleys. He will also be showing unframed items from his 'One Hundred Works' collection.

Nick has spent many years working in the fine art Auction world, he attended Chelsea College of Art in 1993 for a foundation course where he was tutored by Hugh Davies, Gary Hume and Derek Boshier. He has developed his skills through courses at Heatherley’s Art College and Central St Martins, together with life drawing and short courses providing an opportunity to work with some of the best painters working today.

At the core of his work is the skill of observed drawing. In his painting he looks to expand on his observations, through a rich and vibrant palette, and the primacy of the gestural painted mark. Nick makes work with a conscious eye on the final image, and its place as a totem or symbol, he sees his work as a point to launch a meditation on
landscape.

Nick has shown at the Royal West of England Academy, he is a member of the RWA friends’ association. He is a friend of the New English Art Club, and an occasional painter with the London Plein Air group. He is a committee member of the Supporters of the Young Gallery, Salisbury.

Meet the Artist
Come and meet Nick in the exhibition space each Saturday of the Exhibition from 11 - 3pm.