Telephone 01608 650727

Nicholas Chaundy

Portrait Painter and Figurative Artist

What I paint

I work entirely from life, translating what I see in three dimensions onto a two dimensional surface. The beauty of working from life is that you are able to observe the object or person over several weeks. I try to capture in my work the silence and calm within the objects and people that I observe over this time. Although there is natural movement when working from life, the comfort and almost therapeutic nature of painting or being painted is what I try to focus on in each of my portraits, still lives and figurative pieces.

Why I paint

Whether it’s in music, writing or various other areas of creativity, there is always an aspect of the real world or nature that we observe, which will play a part in how that product is created. For me, that aspect is light. I am fascinated by how light falls over a three dimensional object and how light and dark can play a part in manipulating the way we feel and think about what we see. Naturally, I try to put as much of both into my work as possible.

How I paint

I was academically trained at the Florence Academy of Art, where I was extensively schooled in 19th Century techniques of painting and drawing. In addition to this, I have spent all of my adult life studying the techniques of various painters throughout history and have come to use a broad spectrum of techniques that I apply in my painting. I work in oils, pencil, charcoal and chalk and use historic pigments and mediums, and no synthetic colours. I actually find that all of nature can be perfectly represented with a small variety of colours, carefully controlled. 



Address The Old Saddlery, 3A Oxford Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0LA

Telephone number 01608 650727

Opening Times The Gallery is open to customers and browsers every day
between 9.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
and from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sundays.