How do you describe your work?
My work investigates escapism and reconnection within subject matter and process. I want the viewer to conjure certain emotions when looking at my paintings. Feelings of melancholia but also hope. A comfort of solitariness within the world around us
What would you say are your greatest influences?
I think nature itself is my biggest influence but through a lens of the history of art. Post impressionism being the most influential
But also going back further to African tribal motifs, ancient Australian, Egyptian arts.
I used to work in museums in London and would sift through many exhibitions looking for inspiration. I think it is never ending but is always within a framework to what emotion you have at the time, I think
Who do you have in mind when you create your work?
Not sure what this question means but myself mostly. It all centres around oneself
What makes your art different, special and irresistible?
My art comes out of a necessity to create. An impulsion. Compulsion. It has to be something that is totally personally meaningful to me
What do people say when they see your collection / portfolio? How does your art make them feel?
I have been told that it makes people feel hopeful
What do you think motivates
people to buy your art? How does it appeal to the heart?
The total originality of process, image, execution and passion I have crafted
Nick Carrick - part of Collection Seven at Katherine Richards Art Gallery