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"Today, his art, (a quixotic blend of nostalgia, idealism and outright fantasy), reflects the sophisticated influences of 17 years spent as a make-up artist, prosthetics designer, and director of Special Make-up and creature effects. "  Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in cabin magazine.

After sailing around the Caribbean for a year in 1985, Nick took a small BWI house in Antigua where he started to paint, inspired by the things he had experienced that year.  

The artworks he has since produced reflect the serenity of the islands and draw comparisons between the seductive slickness of city life and the peace of mind to be found in simple living.

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Nick combined techniques as innovative as those he had developed for the movies, aiming to convey a sense of nostalgia and illusion. The resulting works display a sensitive understanding of the human condition and a dry sense of humor.

In 1987 Nick and his wife Gloria founded the ISLAND ARTS GALLERIES specializing in Caribbean art and hand crafted artifacts and established 3 galleries in Antigua including one at his home and studio in Hodges Bay.   In 1989 they organized THE ISLAND ARTS QUEST the largest Caribbean art competition to be held in 35 years.

In 1990 Nick's commissions included works of HOLLAND AMERICA's WINDSTAR ships and a nine foot work of the deluxe KRIZIA resort K CLUB (where Princess Di vacationed in 1996). Later in 1990, he was elected President of the ANTIGUA ART SOCIETY and served in this capacity until March 93. 

In 1991 his one man exhibition at the prestigious SURF CLUB in Miami Beach led to invitations to exhibit in six other cities across the USA and resulted in another one man exhibition at THE SHOOTING GALLERY in New York City. 

That year he was also invited to participate in a group exhibition at THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM in Toronto, Canada.

In 1992 he took part in exhibitions in England and the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART in the Dominican Republic, (where he also exhibited in 1994 & 1996.)  In 1993 he was honored by having work included in UNESCO'S CARIB ART exhibition which started a 3 year world tour in 1994.  

His paintings and fine art reproductions hang in hotels, banks, corporate and private collections around the world. They have been exhibited in England, Antigua, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Haiti, Canada, the USA, Germany, Switzerland, the Dominican Republic, Curacao, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Aruba, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Holland and France.

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There is an old website that includes many of Nick's prints.  It does not suit small format devices but it will be a long time before we have time to update it.  Yoda Guy Gallery



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