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nick esch

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Luka, 2011 Oil 55 X 91cm
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Jake, 2010 Oil 55 X 91cm
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Eliza, 2009 Oil 45 X 45cm
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Francis Bromovsky Esq., 2012 Oil 60 X 90cm
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Fred, 2008 Oil 45 X 60c
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Head Study, 2008 Oil on Board 35 X 35cm
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HRH King Faisal of Iraq, 2005 Oil 60 X 90cm
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Emma in progress, 2009 Oil on Board 40 X 40 Centimeters
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Bitter and sharp, 2009 Oil 45 X 60cm
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Rose 1, 2010 Oil 30 X 30 X 4 Centimeters © nick esch
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Artichoke, 2010 Oil 25x 40cm
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Three is a difficult number, 1012 Oil 30x 40cm
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Cromer Park, 2009 Oil 45 X 30cm
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Ellie, 2012 Oil 61 X 93cm
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Rosie, 2010 Oil 60 X 60cm
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Ode to Uglow, 2010 Oil 60 X 60cm
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Double nude study, 2008 Oil 90 X 60cm
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Pregnant (sketch), 2009 Oil 60 X 40 X 4 Centimeters
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
bidhops stortford
Birth year
1966
Lives in
somerset
Works in
somerset
Schools
Chelsea School of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, 1995
The Heatherleys School of Fine Art, 1985
Representing galleries
Tags
commissions, realism, portraits, portraiture, still-life, nude landscape, traditional, figurative
Statement

Nick Esch - Fine Artist

Following a more formal formal art training at Chelsea Art school and Heatherley's, I did an apprenticeship in restoration of fine painted antiques, in particular Chinese and Japanese lacquer, where I worked on pieces for the V&A and various top antique dealers. This is where the importance of the process and craft of painting became more important to me in my own work. Gradually I became more involved with Interiors, initially painting murals and then moving into design generally, and ran my own interior design company for many years. I have exhibtited in numerous group shows, but the bulk of my painting work to date has been to commission. 


I moved to Somerset in 2008 to concentrate on my true love of painting. My aim is to paint a simple object, in an honest way, whilst being true to my nature, but where the 'process' of painting is also important to me. I would like to think I am carrying on the tradition of Modern British Figurative Painting, but in my own un-fettered way. My goal is to paint more freely, but also reflecting a certain 'solitariness' and 'seperation' within the composition, where I am very much the observer of the natural and unadulterated beauty of the every day subject.


My nudes are slowly growing in canvas size, as is my approach to the handling of paint..... Figure painting to me presents the greatest challenges, to paint a very classic subject, but to do it well. Whilst I can appreciate the skills of a photo realist artist, I want to see the marks, corrections, 'accidents', and the texture of paint.... To me nothing replicates real life and the human observation in the same way.