Nick Hebditch (born 1959)

Nick Hebditch has long been fascinated by architecture and buildings. This has naturally led him to visually-enticing locations such as Venice, Paris, Barcelona, the South of France and, nearer to home, London’s River Thames.

He has depicted everything from weathered walls and doorways to wider views of multiple buildings and panoramic cityscapes. He has presented bridges and buildings lining waterways and harbours in various choice locales, including the Grand Canal and The Seine. Nick has also produced a series of larger-scale London pieces in his ‘Thames at Night’ series, as well as daytime scenes that remind the viewer of the artist’s unerring fondness for the Mediterranean.

The artist’s passion for colour has resurfaced in recent times, as presented in oil paintings focusing on looser compositions emphasising colour, as well as in mixed media works. For the latter, Nick builds up images using collage and a variety of materials including acrylics, oil pastel and pencil. The end result with both the oil paintings and the mixed media work is a marvellous fusion between the observed view and an interplay of colour, shape and pattern.

We have exhibited Nick’s work in France and in London to great acclaim.

EDUCATION
1987-88: Brighton Polytechnic PGCE in Art and Design Education
1979-82: Trent Polytechnic Nottingham BA hons Fine Art Painting awarded 2:1
1978-79: Canterbury College of Art Foundation Course in Art and Design.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2005-06: ‘Recent Work’, Collier Bristow Gallery, London
1997: ‘Buildings’, Sevenoaks Library, Kent
1985: ‘Recent Work’, Trinity Art Centre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011: ‘Spring Show′, Whittington Fine Art, Henley, Oxfordshire
2011: Woburn Art Beat, Woburn , Bedfordshire
2011: ‘A La Folie′, Launch of Genty Fine Art, London
2011: South East Open Studios
2010: Blackheath Gallery, London
2010: ‘Summer Show′ and ‘Winter Show′, Whittington Fine Art, Henley, Oxfordshire
2010: Kent Painters Group, Sevenoaks School, Kent
2010: South East Open Studios
2010: Pantiles Edge Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2009: ‘Cities′, Floren Fine Art, Poole, Dorset
2009: ‘Summer Show′ and ‘Winter Show′, Whittington Fine Art, Henley, Oxfordshire
2009: Kent Painters Group, Sevenoaks School, Kent
2009: South East Open Studios
2009: Blackheath Gallery, London
2009: Pantiles Edge Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2008: ‘Town And Country’, 3 painters, Broadway Modern Gallery
2008: ‘Summer Show′ and ‘Winter Show′, Whittington Fine Art, Henley, Oxfordshire
2008: Kent Painters Group, Sevenoaks School, Kent
2008: Blackheath Gallery, London
2008: South East Open Studios
2008: September Art Show, Wadhurst, Sussex
2008: ‘Mediterranean′, Floren Fine Art, Poole, Dorset
2007: Kent Painters Group, Sevenoaks School, Kent
2007: Broadway Modern Gallery, Broadway, Cotswolds
2007: Blackheath Gallery, London
2007: Whittington Fine Art, Henley, Oxfordshire
2007: Pantiles Edge Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
2007: South East Open Studios

ART FAIRS
2011: Parallax Art Fair, Pall Mall, London
2011: Chelsea Art Fair, London (CAF also 2008, 2004, 2003)
2010: Battle Art Fair, Sussex
2008: The Affordable Art Fair (AAF also 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002 )
2006: The Watercolours and Drawings Fair, Park Lane Hotel, London
2005: The Works of Art on Paper Fair, Royal College of Art, London

PUBLICATIONS
Various Painting Demonstrations for North Light Books and Dorling Kindersley
2003: ‘ Changing Viewpoints′, The Artist Magazine
1997: ‘ Building On Buildings’, Artist’s & Illustrator’s Magazine

SELECTED COMMISSIONS
‘Simply Open House′, London Transport Poster
Paintings for three Royal Caribbean Line Cruise Liners, through London Contemporary Art
Paintings of New York and Moorish Spain for ETS Travel
A number of private house portraits for Artists in Residence, Sussex
Waterloo International Station and Battersea Power Station for Lloyds TSB
Paintings around Finsbury Square, City of London, for City Bankers

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Many private an d corporate collections in the UK — including Lloyds TSB, Pizza Express, ETS Travel and Transport For London — as well as in Norway, France, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and the Middle East.

£750 — £3000