Peter Barker Fine Art


Nick Grove

Nick Grove Image
Nick Grove was born in 1974 in Warmington, near Oundle, and is an artist who predominantly paints portraits, landscapes and cityscapes in oils, ‘en plein air’. He completed a foundation course in art and design followed by a BA (hons) degree in fine art before embarking on a successful career as a photographer and film-maker winning numerous national and international awards. He has now returned to his first passion of painting and his many years of working with light shows throughout his work. The play of light and changes in tone are a constant source of inspiration and defines his subject matter.

Nick's painting style starts with solid drawings upon which he applies confident brush strokes, layer upon layer, gradually feeling his way towards the finished painting. Nick prefers to paint his landscapes and portraits on site, where the immediacy and vitality of the subject can be experienced 'in the raw'. Nick, his wife Julie, and their two children Lily-Belle, and Daisy, and their cocker spaniel ‘Monty’ often venture out on painting holidays in their 1978 VW campervan ‘Uma’.

He believes that being a painter is a continuous learning experience - every new painting is an opportunity to discover something new about ourselves and our subjects; to paint is to put a little of oneself on the canvas, but what we receive from painting is worth so much more.

We are very pleased to find and represent Nick, a local artist, who has all the attributes of becoming a classical painter: a thoughtful approach, a keen eye, very skilful at seeing and mixing colour and an absolute abundance of talent. Don't wait too long to buy his work - the value is likely to go up!

Nick Grove
September Sun, Cley Windmill Image

September Sun, Cley Windmill
Oil on board, 14 x 20 inches

Blakeney Harbour Image

Blakeney Harbour
Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18 inches

Boats moored at Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk Image
High & Dry, Morston Quay Image

High & Dry, Morston Quay
Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18 inches

Late afternoon, Brancaster Staithe Image

Late afternoon, Brancaster Staithe
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 inches

Misty morning in Salthouse Image

Misty morning in Salthouse
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

Morning Sun, Cromer Image

Morning Sun, Cromer
Oil on board, 16.5 x 17.5 inches

Snowy morning, New-St, Oundle Image

Snowy morning, New-St, Oundle
Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18 inches

The Tall Ship at Blakeney Image

The Tall Ship at Blakeney
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

Snettisham Beach Image

Snettisham Beach
Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18 inches

Hunstanton Lighthouse Image

Hunstanton Lighthouse
Oil on Canvas Board, 8 x 8 inches

Last light, Blakeney Point Image

Last light, Blakeney Point
Oil on Canvas board, 8 x 8 inches SOLD