Nicholas Pearce has been painting the female face and form for the past 25 years – faces, nudes, and the dynamically sensual imagery of women dancing flamenco.
Born on the Prairies in 1950, he attended the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, then gravitated to the media, where he became illustrations editor for the Calgary Herald. Hemoved to Canada’s West Coast in 1983 after realizing he had reached the limits placed on artistic expression by the commercial demands of illustration and the newspaper printing process.
His medium is acrylic paint on canvas. He has also developed a fascination and expertise with computers, capturing his images digitally during modelling sessions, using the computer during the initial design and drafting stages of a painting, and selecting the music that puts him into the focused state of mind demanded by the painting process.
Nicholas’s paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and he is represented by several Canadian galleries. He also teaches classes and offers workshops in Victoria, British Columbia, and accepts invitations to lead workshops elsewhere.
''My passion for painting is inspired by women – their beauty, strength, sensuality and artistry – from the nude to the sensuous dance of Flamenco. Teaching other painters what I’ve learned has added to that passion and expanded my own learning.''