Derek Nice

paintings

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‘Busy harbour’
2017
Oil on board
47.5 x 60cm
sold
‘The other side’
2016
Oil on board
92 x 122cm
£1200
‘Quiet tide’
2017
Oil on board
31 x 41cm
£425
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‘Blue wave’
2017
Oil on board
61 x 91cm
sold
‘Pakefield’
2017
Oil on board
31 x 51cm
£475
‘Grey boat’
2017
Oil on board
31 x 51cm
sold
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‘Blue promenade’
2016
Oil on board
72 x 92.5cm
£925
‘Slipway’
2017
Oil on board
45.5 x 53.5cm
sold
‘White boat’
2017
Oil on board
41 x 81cm
sold
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‘White boat II’
2017
Oil on board
50.5 x 76cm
£690
‘Red boat’
2013
Oil on canvas
40.5 x 50cm
£450
‘Blue square’
2010
Oil on canvas
30 x 50cm
£450
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‘Inland sea’
2013
Oil on canvas
40.5 x 30.5cm
sold
‘Suffolk shore’
2017
Oil on board
51 x 31cm
£425
‘Quiet marsh’
2017
Oil on board
31 x 72cm
sold
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‘Winter harbour’
2013
Oil on canvas
40 x 80cm
£550

All works are signed and framed
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constructions/boats

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‘Belle white paddleboat’
2003
Painted wood
61 x 82 x 18cm
£750
‘Blue mizzen’
2014
Recycled boatwood
37 x 44 x 8cm
£375
‘Daisy’
2003
Oak & found objects
70 x 80 x 19cm
£850
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‘Discoverers’
2007
Cast bronze
1/4
62 x 62 x 10cm
£1750
‘Kit’
2000
Painted wood
77 x 77 x 7cm
£750
‘PZ34’
1999
Painted wood
56 x 50 x 5cm
£475
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‘Celestial II’
2007
Recycled boatwood
36 x 107 x 4cm
£525
‘Longship’
2013
Oak & found objects
34 x 90 x 8cm
sold
‘River dream I’
2005
Recycled boatwood
29 x 99 x 9cm
£525
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‘Isambard IV’
2005
Painted wood
78 x 175 x 3cm
£1275
‘Sea dreamer’
2007
Limed wood
49 x 87 x 7cm
£625
‘Voyage II’
2002
Limed wood
85 x 89 x 19cm
£1100
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‘Drifter’
2002
Yew: painted & waxed
38 x 86 x 7cm
sold
‘Three masts’
2015
Painted wood
94 x 92 x 10cm
£750
‘Jetty V’
2006
Recycled boatwood
74 x 45 x 19cm
sold
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‘Jetty DN 84’
2017
Exterior treated/painted wood & found objects
£1650

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biography

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Derek Nice’s dreams of the sea inspire his work, which celebrate the transitions and processes brought by the sea.
The rich heritage of maritime history, from ancient graffiti on church and harbour walls, to scratches on prison walls by galley slaves marking a tally of their stay can be found in the work. His inspiration is also drawn from wall paintings and model ships made by nautical forbears.
Derek Nice was born in London and displaced early on to Essex. After a promising start as a junior art student, he went on to do a post-graduate design degree at London’s Central School of Art before teaching at Brighton and Hornsey among others. A career as an art director and designer for stage and screen followed. His design skills were then extended into museums in the UK, Ireland and Norway.
He has been working as an artist for 25 years, moving between Malta and the Mendip Hills in Somerset focussing on boat-centered sculpture and paintings. He has shown widely at galleries in the UK including Messums Gallery London, Victoria Art Gallery Bath, Slader’s Yard Dorset.
After visiting Greece as a student, Derek fell for the history, colours and atmosphere of the Eastern Mediterranean. When working on design projects in Malta, he became obsessed with the raw splendour of a rocky outcrop weathering waves of invasion and rich culture.

exhibition

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