The Old Vicarage, Church Road, Bacton, NR12 0JP
Open Studios and Gardens at The Old Vicarage up on the hill next to St Andrew's Church in Bacton.
This year Nick is sharing the Coach House space with another of the Bacton artists, Cindy Gidney. She makes the most remarkable objects from tightly woven raffia.
In addition to the pictures and basketry, there are cards, textiles, plants and jams produced by Nick's partner, Patti.
Come and have a nose around...it's free to view.
I have been living in Bacton since 2013 and, although the large house and garden ensure that idle moments are few and far between, I am still enjoying being a working photographer. I am in the very fortunate position of absolutely loving what I do and during my career I have been privileged to work alongside some very creative people, mainly musicians, who are attuned to my modus operandi. Experimentation is the key to both my commercial and personal work. I have put a couple of galleries of my work, past and present, below. Just click on a thumbnail for a larger version.
Into the woods
I like to head off in different directions and spent some of the darker months continuing my exploration of Witton/Bacton Woods at night. I love looking at trees in winter with their skeletal sculptural forms and my technique of lighting them at night with a torch or with multiple flashes accentuates this structure. Thematically there is something about connectedness and networks in these pieces: the branches are a visual echo of parts of our own anatomies such as the bronchi in our lungs and the neural networks in our brains. These tree-like structures also surround us conceptually...the landscape reflects the way we move within it.
When Spring arrived earlier this year I started been working on a series of small prints reminiscent of screenprints and woodcuts, though they are all achieved through photography and technology. This came about when I started creating the map for the Bacton Trail and found that I needed some illustrations of the local landmarks. I liked what I was getting so I just decided to pursue it to see where it would lead. These will all be available as small limited edition mounted prints.