27th February 2017
We are delighted to introduce Nick O’Neill as the second artist to feature in our marine art series. Nick is a British artist who specialises in contemporary marine and wildlife art, whose work will be on display in the third floor gallery throughout March and April. Comprising of 5 original pieces, which have been made specifically for The Deep and 9 prints, this exhibit is sure to wow.
Nicks' stunning works have been highly acclaimed by collectors and the press, most recently winning the ‘Into the Blue’ category in the 2016 International Wildlife Artist of the Year. Nick was extremely keen to showcase his work at The Deep in order to offer visitors a chance to experience the underwater world that might otherwise only be seen on television. This exhibit will feature five original paintings - four of which are on public display for the first time and were specifically painted especially for this exhibition, including two pieces inspired by The Deep’s very own sawfish.
Nick is well known for a unique style of painting which combines the technique of using pure colour on a dark background, as invented by the 16th century Venetian artist, Giorgione with the vibrant colours and truth to nature practiced by the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite artists, like William Holman Hunt. In recent years he has expanded his focus to incorporate metals and high gloss resins.