Nick is self taught and has developed his own original medium through his determination to illustrate the detail that Nature has to offer. He 'embosses' his compositions, with pens made of glass, onto a solid linen board, then mixes his oil and wax- based crayons directly over the surface, achieving, he feels, the subtle and vibrant natural textures & colours he sees in the Natural world.
Nick has been professional for over 30 years & sold paintings and prints worldwide. He has raised money for Conservation Trusts in the UK, USA and Australia.
All his paintings are double-mounted using pale colours, while the frames are solid Maple, stained white/limed waxed & glazed with the best Museum anti-glare UV protective glass.
Nick Day believes the human mammal has found it increasingly more difficult to move away from our fast evolving & more technological ‘world’ – where the Natural world seems to have taken a back seat in our thirst for knowledge, and is neglected to the point of justification & denial.
What he strives to do in his portrayal of Nature, is to bring the onlooker into the subject's world using basic human instincts such as pity and inquisitiveness – without being sentimental, whilst at the same time illustrating a little of the fascinating depth & detail that this sometimes little known world has to offer. Also subtly lurking in the background of his work, is an impending sense of impermanence, which although the artist is an optimist, reflects what he feels is happening today in mankind's global society.