Nick Lord

Artist Statement

I am a painter. 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. I work within a tight time limit that helps aid this process, preventing time wasting, forcing me to make decisions there and then. It’s an exciting process, as I never quite know what’s going to happen. At the same time its one of the most frustrating things ever! I run out of patience far too quickly and find that I have to constantly re-invent myself as a painter. I can’t just do what I’ve done before, I want to advance and move on. This is the hardest and most enjoyable part of my practice, that notion of re-invention and constant development.


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Exhibitions

Realising the Truth Lonodn November 2014 to January 2015
Hilary Mantel Unveiling, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year London February 2014 to October 2014
Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2013 London December 2013
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London June 2013
Affordable Art Fair Bristol Bristol April 2013
20:12 London July 2012 to September 2012
Signature Art Prize Finalists Exhibition London May 2012
Art Haus London May 2012 to June 2012
Everybody Talks About The Weather We Don't London April 2011
Intensify Devon October 2010
Condemned London June 2010 to July 2010
Identify London September 2009 to October 2009

Achievements & Awards

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Sky Arts Winner 2013

Press

Publication Title Article Title Date
The Independent Nick Lord claims Portrait Artist of the Year award... and a chance to paint Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel 2014
Artists & Illustrators Nick Lord on winning Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014
Kingston University London Fine art graduate Nick Lord unveils painting of Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel in British Library following Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year win 2014
Wales Online Welsh artist reveals how he made history painting the British Library's first portrait of a living novelist 2014
British Library 'Hilary Mantel', by Nick Lord 2014
The Telegraph Hilary Mantel portrait a living first for the British Library 2014
Bayoubuzz.com Nick Lord's kate Middleton portrait belly up to the tease 2013
FAD Nick Lord becomes the first Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2013
Cosmopolitan Here's a Painting of Kate Middleton in Leopard Print Lingerie 2013
BBC News Artist Nick Lord scoops top portrait prize 2013
Daily Mail Artist who created raunchy painting of pregnant Kate Middleton to be hanged... or at least his pictures are at the National Portrait Gallery 2013
Sky Arts The Winner Talks 2013
Sync23 Fine Art Portrait Paintings by Nick Lord - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2012