Nicholas Pearce has been painting women for almost three decades – faces, nudes, and the dynamical sensuality of women dancing ﬂamenco. He attended the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, then gravitated to the media, where he became illustrations editor for the Calgary Herald. He moved to Canada’s West Coast to live on a sailboat and make the transition from illustration to ﬁne art. His medium is acrylic paint on canvas. He uses computers to capture images digitally during modeling sessions, to work through the initial design and drafting of a painting, and to play the music that puts him into the focused state of mind he needs for 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 workshops, and is one of the artists chosen to give demonstrations and meet art lovers at Painters at Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River, B.C., every May.