Born in Chesterfield in 1959, Nick was encouraged to go to University rather than persuing Art School despite achieving an “A” in Art, where he read Archaeology at Leicester followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

He moved to the idillic vilage of Great Bowden in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside in the mid 80s, and this combined with frequent visits to Cornwall, Scotland and the Lake district became interested in Landscape painting. Exploration with diffrent media led him to discover the wonderful vibrancy of acrylic inks used like watercolour paints.

Gaining experience with this new technique over this years, he took his art to the next level and professionally published his work, exhibiting it in galleries across the UK.

Nick now lives yards from the sea in Embleton on the fantastic Northumberland coast where he is inspired by the landscape and seascapes every day.

Nick usually paints in his garden studio to the background of audio books on tape or CD. These are unabridged and can last up to 17 hours. He is so attuned to this way of working that he cannot paint without them. They are as much a part of the painting process as the paint or canvas.

Having decided on the composition in a sketchbook, he carefully but quickly sketches in the detail. All this planning is often covered by the first coat of paint.

He then decides on a ‘mood colour which will unify the painting; however the first coat of paint may be the exact opposite. Nick paints with acrylics for their versatility and quick- drying properties. He paints quickly employing various textures, dribbles, splatters and scrapings.

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  • Coastal Croft by Nick Potter

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    Coastal Croft by Nick Potter

    Born in Chesterfield in 1959, Nick was encouraged to go to University rather than persuing Art School despite achieving an “A” in Art, where he read Archaeology at Leicester followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in


  • Island Croft by Nick Potter

    £156.00£288.00

    Island Croft by Nick Potter

    Born in Chesterfield in 1959, Nick was encouraged to go to University rather than persuing Art School despite achieving an “A” in Art, where he read Archaeology at Leicester followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in