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Nick Archer

Nick Archer's paintings focus on our relationship with the natural world and its place in our imagination.  

The paintings are at first glance made from beautiful passages of rich colour which have been flooded onto the canvas, creating landscapes that echo hollow fear and inner amazement. An imaginary landscape, where a seemingly enchanted landscape lifts off the canvas and into the mind’s eye. 

The figure (often a child) is on a journey but appears dwarfed and overwhelmed by the beauty of its surroundings. The power of nature and its sublime qualities are the central force within these paintings and his method betrays a magic in spite the dark places he takes us.

In these paintings, we discover an unsettling balance, between childlike wonder and a more grown-up fear of loneliness. The passage of time and the journey through life are implied through the journey of the artists’ gestures on the canvas.

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Eden, oil on canvas, 168x132cm - £10,800 Also available as an edition of 10 numbered print, unframed - £500

Eden, oil on canvas, 168x132cm - £10,800 Also available as an edition of 10 numbered print, unframed - £500

Standing Figure, Life Drawing, charcoal on Fabriano paper - £900

Standing Figure, Life Drawing, charcoal on Fabriano paper - £900

Crouching Figure, Life Drawing, charcoal on Fabriano paper - £900

Crouching Figure, Life Drawing, charcoal on Fabriano paper - £900

Old Rose, oil on sandpaper - £930

Old Rose, oil on sandpaper - £930

Pink Lily, oil on copper, 28x23cm - £1,400

Pink Lily, oil on copper, 28x23cm - £1,400

Rose On Blue, oil on canvas, 77x62cm - £4,500

Rose On Blue, oil on canvas, 77x62cm - £4,500

Rose On Cream, oil on canvas, 77x62cm - £4,500

Rose On Cream, oil on canvas, 77x62cm - £4,500

Untitled No. 4, oil on black sandpaper, 120x140cm - £7,000

Untitled No. 4, oil on black sandpaper, 120x140cm - £7,000

A Winters Tale, solar plate etching, from edition of 10 - £950

A Winters Tale, solar plate etching, from edition of 10 - £950

Forest In Gold, hand coloured solar plate etching - £1,450

Forest In Gold, hand coloured solar plate etching - £1,450

Old Ford, 2, hand coloured solar plate etching - £1,200

Old Ford, 2, hand coloured solar plate etching - £1,200

Reflection, 1, hand coloured solar plate etching - £1,200

Reflection, 1, hand coloured solar plate etching - £1,200