Nick Lord is a painter based in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Kingston University with first class honors and a BA in Fine Art. He is young, genuine, down to earth, funny and seriously talented.
On his craft, he says..
"For me it is very important to understand the medium. It a constant struggle to work with paint, It’s a love hate relationship! I find I have to engage with the paint on a new level every time I start a painting. I’m frequently exploring new possibilities and outcomes with the paint using what I’ve learnt before as a solid background. I try to paint unconsciously, painting without a clear idea or outcome, allowing me to just let the painting happen."
Nick Lord works within a tight time limit that helps aid his process, preventing time wasting, forcing him to make decisions there and then. It’s an exciting process, as he never quite knows what is going to happen. At the same time, it is one of the most frustrating things for him. He runs out of patience far too quickly and finds that he has to constantly re-invent himself as a painter, making his works diverse and engaging. Nick Lord doesn't just do what he's done before. Rather, he wants to advance and move on. This is the hardest and most enjoyable part of his practice, that notion of re-invention and constant development.
In 2013, Nick Lord was the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. Check out his feature in Artists and Illustrators magazine.
2013- Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Winner 2012- Signature Art Prize Finialists Exhibition, London
Signature Art Prize Finalist 2012