Nick Ellwood works as a reportage artist and illustrator and primarily draws on location to help tell the stories of today. Always starting from his carefully observed drawings, Nick creates work for print, design, digital media, theatre, site-specific works, exhibitions and TV. Nick trained at Chelsea College of Art and Middlesex University School of Art and Design.
Recent art reportage projects include drawing refugees and the camps in Northern France as part of Arts Council England funded project looking at evolving attitudes towards migration “I can see England” and the changing face of London’s Soho for the Guardian.
Clients include: the BBC, Museum Trust, English Heritage, the Guardian, Arts Council England, The National Coal Mining Museum, Visit England, The Migration Museum Project, Random House Publishing, Hatchette Books, The Tatler, Management Today, The Big Issue, Warner Brothers, Grolsch Beer, Harvard University, The University of York, West London University, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Freedom Studios and the Cultural Olympiad 2012.
“Call me by my Name: Stories from Calais and beyond” Group art show with the Migration Museum, London (current)
Guest artist at the London Illustration Fair 2016
York Art Gallery – 12 new works commissioned as part of the permanent collection
Cultural Olympiad 2012 – Leeds City Centre/ Art Gallery – OverWorlds&UnderWorlds
Reportage Drawing Art Workshop at the Royal Norfolk Show
Paint Out is very pleased that Nick will be hosting daily 2-hour (£15) art workshops in drawing on-the-spot at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Paint Out™ is an art event aiming to refresh and redefine 21st century en plein air art practice. Founded in 2014, we are the UK’s premier and only fully juried en plein air art competition, celebrating the talents of national and international artists before a wide audience in the heart of medieval and iconic Norwich, as well as around beautiful Norfolk‘s towns, countryside, broads and coast. We’ve also popped up in Suffolk and Cambridge. Many of our events are about extreme painting challenges, in any weather, up against the clock and the gaze of the art-loving public. Come and ExperienceArt, Live!
Our outdoor painting programme builds upon over 9 years of plein air art events and 3 years of 8-day tours of Norfolk and Norwich with open-air exhibitions seeing dozens of artwork sales and thousands also raised for charity. Each event sees interest from over 100 artists from UK, USA, France, Ireland, Malta, Scandinavia and elsewhere; do enter the UK’s most innovative plein air art event running each July with applications exceeding 140+ artist entries.
It’s an opportunity to brush up alongside new and familiar faces of the plein air art community. Challenge your creativity. Develop your skills – we have optional extra workshops and demos from guest artists Haidee Jo Summers, Roger Dellar, and Rob Nelmes. Come and capture the height of summer in county, city, coast, and countryside locations including Norwich, Norfolk seaside, inland Broads, seaport and market towns, several historic houses and gardens, and over-the-border forays to Constable country in Suffolk. There will be guest artists, painting demos, talks, socials, and art world judges.
Recent judges have included Dr Sally Anne Huxtable, Michael Richardson, Maggi Hambling, Rob Adams, Hugh Pilkington and the Castle Museum’s Giorgia Bottinelli.
This year the judges include art historian and award-winning author Frances Spalding; art history at UEA alumni, Aylsham Picture House chair, art and antiques expert on Dickinson’s Real Deal, James Layte; and Andrew Bowyer, formerly head of Phillips’ Picture Department, and Sotheby’s Old Masters and now a Fine Art Consultant for Sworders.
Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers will also be on-site during the PV on 20th July and through to 22nd July offering a free art appraisal service for one piece of your art/antique collection (Antiques Roadshow style!). They are the main sponsors of the event this year along with Rosemary & Co Brushes, Michael Harding Paints, and Norwich Art Supplies.