For many years Nicholas Pearce has been inspired by the passion of Flamenco. His paintings of dancers will be presented as part of Recuerdos.
Nicholas Pearce paints sensual imagery of women either as nudes or dancing flamenco. His other passion is teaching, and he leads classes and workshops for students at all stages of artistic development. He attended the Alberta College of Art before becoming an illustrator at CBC TV Calgary and finally illustrations editor for the Calgary Herald. He made the transition to fine art after moving to the West Coast in the early ’80s.
Nicholas’s primary medium is acrylic paint on canvas. He works with – and challenges his students to try – an inch-and-a-half sash brush, more often found in the toolkits of professional house painters. He has discovered that it’s the most versatile brush for his technique – and that it helps students free up their painting (once they get over the shock).
His classes and workshops focus on one of three areas: teaching some of the techniques and thought processes that result in satisfying, successful figure paintings; helping painters find their unique artistic voice; and guiding women to discover their beauty “through artists’ eyes” as they create paintings of their own bodies.
Nicholas is presently showing at the Diana Paul Galleries in Calgary and The Gallery in the Oak Bay Village in Greater Victoria. His paintings are also in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s rental program, as well as in private and corporate collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
To view more paintings by Nicholas Pearce click here