Nick Day is a male artist born in United Kingdom, currently working in United Kingdom.
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Nick Day.
Born in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. England,1958.

He is a self-taught Wildlife Artist, using a highly original and unique mixture of water-based mediums over a detailed engraving on a hardened linen board, which illustrates the profound effect that the early Victorian hand-tinted copper plates of birds and animals had upon him as a child. This still influences him today.

In 1982, Nick started working on a professional level as a freelance Wildlife Artist, specializing in European Birds and in 1983 he began showing his work at the ROYAL WELLS FINE ART gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK, where his first exhibition was a sell-out on the opening date.

He was then commissioned by YORK GALLERY Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK, for three years. Within that period, he was showing his work on a national level.
Work abroad included the sale of specialist Raptor work in CALIFORNIA, USA.
He worked in conjunction with one of the country’s leading Botanical Artists, ELIZABETH SMAIL F.S.B.A. on a series of commissioned paintings which have the unique blend of both Artists’ skills.
He also sold paintings to MALCOLM INNES GALLERY of Natural History in Knightsbridge, London.

In 1985, at a winter exhibition at YORK GALLERY, Nick was judged to be the most Outstanding Ornithological Artist of his age in the Country.
In 1986, he had work accepted at the ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART Summer Exhibition in London, on his first attempt.

During the past 20 years, he has worked for many top Natural History galleries, including EDWARDS CONTEMPORARY ART, Tunbridge Wells, from 1993-1996, RICHARD JOSLIN GALLERIES in Taunton, Somerset, and the DAVID CURZON GALLERY in Wimbledon, London. He has also undertaken numerous private commissions, including sets of paintings for new public and private buildings. This included a series of six Botanical Drawings to furnish the new home of SHEIKH MOHAMMED (crowned Prince of Dubai), in Hampstead, London.

In both 2010 and 2011 at BAFTA HOUSE, Piccadilly, London, Nick has auctioned commissioned paintings on behalf of the DURRELL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST in the WILD AT ART Exhibition, featuring many celebrated Artists and Photographers.

At The Wildlife Artists Society International 2012 annual exhibition at NATURE IN ART, Twigworth, Gloucestershire, Nick won two awards for the same painting – Snow Leopard.

Much of his work is held in private collections around the country.