born by the river, well more like the canal really in
Huddersfield in 1966, a typical Yorkshire man, full of
humour and modesty, unless you talk to the wife and I’m not
funny just fat. I paint using house emulsion paint a bit of
acrylic paint and ink, which gives his paintings a
simplicity with wonderful colours.
married to Audrey and we lived in a small terrace house. I
became a pattern maker a job I loved and did until I was
made redundant. I like dabbling in painting. I do not
consider myself an artist, there are others out there who
are more worthy of such a title, I am happy as I am.
emulsion paint? With money tight, Audrey would not let me
buy frivolous fancy things like proper paint so I used old
tins of emulsion and gloss paint, back then the colours were
drab and dull, but I enjoyed the painting, nowadays the
range of colours is limitless and now I can afford fancy
paint I choose not to. (Also, I have tried to use proper
paint and I just can’t do it)
live out near the Yorkshire Dales still dabbling in
painting, love the excitement that I have sold a picture,
someone paid money for a picture by me, such a buzz and a
big thank you to all those who have bought my paintings.
originals and Limited Edition prints are available from
Brown`s Gallery in Otley, West Yorkshire.
Nicols Boldly Going