BIOGRAPHY

Nick Grove was born in 1974 and works representationally in oils. After completing a Fine Art Degree in 1996, Nick embarked on a successful career as a photographer, winning national and international awards before returning to his first passion of painting in 2017.

As well as a renowned landscape painter, Nick is also an accomplished portrait painter. Notable exhibitions include The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. It can take several months to complete a large portrait which he creates in his Stamford studio.

Nick also teaches figurative drawing and painting at schools as well as privately, and lectures as an industry expert on subjects relating to art and artists. 

Exhibitions of note include The Royal Society of Marine Artists, of which Nick is now a member; The Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries; and the Best of British exhibition at the Gallery Holt. 

Artist's Statement

"My decision to commit to becoming an artist at age 43 was driven by a life long desire. Looking back now I admit that I didn't know what I didn't know about painting, and had no realistic idea of what it meant to be an artist. Fast forward four years and I am at the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in my life: as a professional artist, and how I got here has had a powerful and profound personal effect.

"My paintings are my expression of a particular place and period of time. I like to paint on location, exploring an area and stopping to capture scenes that spark my interest. I include the things I notice and paint what I see. I'm not interested in capturing a frozen moment in time or a romantic interpretation, instead I want my paintings to be honest and truthful representations of my experience. Above all I want my work to be beautiful creations that speak to people, which reflect our living experiences: full of light and dark, struggle and hope."

Exhibitions & Awards

· 2021

Solo Exhibition, Stamford Arts Centre
The Buxton Spa Prize (Highly Commended)
Figurative Art Now, Mall Galleries, London
Adrian Hill Fine Art, Stamford
Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Solo Exhibition, The Yarrow Gallery, Oundle, Peterborough
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London

· 2020

The Buxton Spa Prize (Highly Commended)
Solo Exhibition, Stamford Contemporary Arts
Solo Exhibition, The Anteroom, Stamfrod Arts Centre
Best of British Exhibition, The Gallery Holt, Norfolk

· 2019

Solo Exhibition, The Yarrow Gallery, Oundle, Peterborough
Peter Barker Fine Art Gallery, Uppingham
Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year (Finalist)
Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Artist-in-Residence, Oundle School, Peterborough
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
Open Exhibition, The Welland Valley Art Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London
Solo Exhibition, Stamford Contemporary Arts

· 2018

Peter Barker Fine Art Gallery, Uppingham
Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Artist-in-Residence, Oundle School, Peterborough

· 2017

Summer Show, The Dolby Gallery, Oundle, Peterborough
Autumn Show, The Dolby Gallery, Oundle, Peterborough