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Nicholas St John Rosse, RSMA

 

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The Helmsley Galleries are pleased to exhibit paintings by the internationally renowned artist
Nicholas St John Rosse, RSMA.

 

Nicholas’s paintings feature the North Cornish Coast where the wild cliffs and beaches provide the artist with endless settings for his figure/beach compositions. His skilled use of traditional materials and representational style bring a sense of light and realism to his paintings. His figures are affectionately observed, at one with their surroundings, and children lost in their own inner world.

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Cool Water
Nicholas St John Rosse

Cool Water

Oil on panel
81 x 91

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Enjoying the Incoming Tide Nicholas St John Rosse

Enjoying the Incoming Tide

Oil on panel
16 x 12 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Summertime Nicholas St John Rosse

Summertime

Oil on panel
36 x 30 inches (90 x 75 cm)

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Testing the water Nicholas St John Rosse

Testing the water

Oil on panel
23 x 32 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Enjoying the moment Nicholas St John Rosse

Enjoying the moment

Oil on panel
24 x 34 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Bright day at Porthilly Nicholas St John Rosse

Bright day at Porthilly

Oil on panel
11 x 17 inches

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Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Soft sandcastles Nicholas St John Rosse

Soft sandcastles

Oil on panel
12 x 16 inches

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Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Watching the sails Nicholas St John Rosse

Watching the sails

Oil on panel
16 x 24 inches

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Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Getting wet Nicholas St John Rosse

Getting wet

Oil on panel
22 x 18 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Keeping Cool, Trebarwith Nicholas St John Rosse

Keeping Cool, Trebarwith

Oil on panel
30 x 28 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: In the Foam Nicholas St John Rosse

In the Foam

Oil on panel
27 x 21 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: On the beach, Trebarwith Nicholas St John Rosse

On the beach, Trebarwith

Oil on panel
22 x 24 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: A peaceful evening Nicholas St John Rosse

A peaceful evening

Oil on panel
14 x 16 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Reflection Nicholas St John Rosse

Reflection

Oil on panel
12 x 16 inches

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Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Daydreams Nicholas St John Rosse

Daydreams

Oil on panel
18 x 14 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: On the cliffs, Bossiney Nicholas St John Rosse

On the cliffs, Bossiney

Oil on panel
12 x 16 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Through the arch Nicholas St John Rosse

Through the arch

Oil on panel
20 x 30 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Calming Water Nicholas St John Rosse

Calming Water

Oil on panel
12 x 10 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: On a warm Summer's day Nicholas St John Rosse

On a warm Summer's day

Oil on panel
16 x 20 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Low tide Porthilly Nicholas St John Rosse

Low tide Porthilly

Oil on panel
20 x 18 inches

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After leaving school, Nicholas sought a master to train him in his art and at the age of 16, he travelled to Italy to gain an audience with the portrait painter, Pietro Annigoni, who came to fame in the UK in 1955 with his first portrait of the Queen. Annigoni accepted the young pupil on the understanding that Nicholas would have to follow his strict ideas on the importance of drawing, to learn rapid drawing from the model and the constant use of a sketchbook. Three very beneficial years in Florence followed as a student with the master and attending the Scuola Del Nudo of the Florence Academy:

 

“I drew, I painted, I learned at first hand about the preparation and use of traditional materials. Above all I watched Annigoni at work – portraits, landscapes, large-scale religious compositions, sculpture and lithographs. He combined a zest for life with a totally uncompromising dedication to his art - an attitude that has had a lasting influence on his students even though we have all developed different approaches to painting.”

 

Nicholas now aged 67, is a veteran of one-man shows in London and overseas as well as the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He has twice won the coveted Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, and has works in their collection. This Montreal based foundation exists specially to encourage artists working in representational styles.

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Waiting Nicholas St John Rosse

Waiting

Oil on panel
20 x 30 inches

Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: Relaxing Nicholas St John Rosse

Relaxing

Oil on panel
14 x 18 inches

 
Artist: Nicholas St John Rosse; Painting: The Lure of the Sea

Nicholas St John Rosse

The Lure of the Sea

Oil on canvas panel
51 x 66 cm

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