Nicholas Pearce, painting women & light
Nicholas Pearce has been painting women for over three decades – faces, nudes, and the dynamic sensuality of flamenco.
He attended the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, then gravitated to the media, working in the art department for CBC-TV. He then became illustrations editor for the Calgary Herald, where he specialized in portraiture, and in capturing likenesses during courtroom trials.
He later moved to Canada’s West Coast to live on a sailboat and make the transition from illustration to fine art. After experimenting with photorealism in watercolour, he chose to work in acrylics on canvas, developing a more relaxed representational style inspired by the Impressionists. Today he uses a limited palette of four colours plus white, and a single, large brush for everything from fine details to tonal washes.
Nicholas’s paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and he is represented by several Canadian galleries. He also teaches classes and workshops around British Columbia, and was one of the artists chosen to give demonstrations and meet art lovers during the final eight years of Painters at Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River, B.C.