About Nick Grove

‘Thick, stand-alone brush strokes that blend together so cleverly to create the illusion’

Nick is an emerging artist working representationally in oils. He is inspired by the Georgian Town of Stamford where he lives and can often be seen painting ‘en plein air’ where the vitality of his subjects can be experienced ‘in the raw’. Other frequented parts of the UK include the North Norfolk Coast, Cambridge, Oxford, London and some locations abroad. Nick exhibits at The Mall Galleries in London, local galleries in and around Stamford and at solo exhibitions throughout the year.

Nick is also an accomplished portrait painter and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His portraits are the antithesis to the sometimes hastily rendered plein air paintings due to his more academic approach to painting his sitters. He uses the sight-size and comparative measure method to capture the form of his subjects before applying paint in a confident but considered way in order to capture the likeness, personality, and mood of his sitter. It can take several months to complete a large portrait which he creates in his Stamford Studio.

2017 – The Dolby Gallery Summer Show
2017 – The Dolby Gallery Autumn Show
2018 – Peter Barker Fine Art Gallery, Uppingham
2018 – Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2018 – Artist-in-Residence, Oundle School
2019 – The Yarrow Gallery Solo Show (12th January – 25th January)
2019 – Peter Barker Fine Art Gallery, Uppingham
2019 – Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year 2019 – Finalist
2019 – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
2019 – Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2019 – Artist-in-Residence, Oundle School
2019 – The Welland Valley Art Society Open Exhibition
2019 – The Royal Society of Oil Painters
2019 – Stamford Contemporary Arts
2020 – Stamford Contemporary Arts, Solo Show (12th January – 8th February)
2020 – The Anteroom, Stamford Arts Centre Solo Show (1st February – 28th February)
2020 – The Yarrow Gallery Solo Show (25th April – 9th May)
2020 – Stamford Arts Centre Solo Show (22nd July – 6th August)

Nick is an emerging artist working representationally in oils. He is inspired by the Georgian Town of Stamford where he lives and can often be seen painting ‘en plein air’ where the vitality of his subjects can be experienced ‘in the raw’. Other frequented parts of the UK include the North Norfolk Coast, Cambridge, Oxford, London and some locations abroad. Nick exhibits at The Mall Galleries in London, local galleries in and around Stamford and at solo exhibitions throughout the year.

Nick is also an accomplished portrait painter and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His portraits are the antithesis to the sometimes hastily rendered plein air paintings due to his more academic approach to painting his sitters. He uses the sight-size and comparative measure method to capture the form of his subjects before applying paint in a confident but considered way in order to capture the likeness, personality, and mood of his sitter. It can take several months to complete a large portrait which he creates in his Stamford Studio.

2017 – The Dolby Gallery Summer Show
2017 – The Dolby Gallery Autumn Show
2018 – Peter Barker Fine Art Gallery, Uppingham
2018 – Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2018 – Artist-in-Residence, Oundle School
2019 – The Yarrow Gallery Solo Show (12th January – 25th January)
2019 – Peter Barker Fine Art Gallery, Uppingham
2019 – Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year 2019 – Finalist
2019 – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
2019 – Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2019 – Artist-in-Residence, Oundle School
2019 – The Welland Valley Art Society Open Exhibition
2019 – The Royal Society of Oil Painters
2019 – Stamford Contemporary Arts
2020 – Stamford Contemporary Arts, Solo Show (12th January – 8th February)
2020 – The Anteroom, Stamford Arts Centre Solo Show (1st February – 28th February)
2020 – The Yarrow Gallery Solo Show (25th April – 9th May)
2020 – Stamford Arts Centre Solo Show (22nd July – 6th August)