Nicholas de Lacy-Brown is a young, vivacious artist, who has caught the attention of the international art-buying and art-loving public with a collection of paintings which has ranged from the surreal, to the landscape, while always combining his trademark themes of bold, vivid colour, and often deep, philosophical questioning. Typically autobiographical in nature, a retrospective glance of the work of de Lacy-Brown will include moments of high jinx and joie de vivre, periods of quieter contemplation, and times of deep frustration, emotional turmoil and heartbreak.
Although only 29 years of age, Nicholas began to paint as a serious young prodigy at the age of 13, when his 37 paintings of the plays of Shakespeare were exhibited across the South of England. Launching his first solo exhibition with the considerable canvas, Le Paris Formidable (2000) in his home county of Sussex (UK) in 2000, this was followed by another, Between me and my Reflection, in January 2006, which saw the artist concentrate on themes of self-examination through portraiture and memories. Nicholas launched his London art career in May 2008, opening in the prestigious Arndean Gallery on London’s Cork Street to popular acclaim. This was shortly followed by a second London show in the Eaton Terrace Gallery in London’s Belgravia, where Nicholas was exclusively invited to launch the opening of this brand new London exhibition space with a selection of his works.
Nicholas is now pleased to be taking his work further afield, having been invited to exhibit in Paris in December 2008 and New York in April 2009. In June 2009, Nicholas was voted the winner of the Young Artist Competition at the Festival Internacional de Arte Marbella (FIAM) art fair in Southern Spain, by a panel of European art experts and the art buying public. As a result he was awarded a solo exhibition in the town’s prestigious Houses of Art gallery. In addition, in 2010, Nicholas exhibited as part of a group show in Galleri Nyhavn in the centre of Copenhagen, exhibiting with renowned cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, and staged a further solo show in the offices of Julian Young & Co. in London’s Marylebone in November 2010.
Nicholas has no formal artistic qualifications, training instead as a lawyer in London. His artistic career has evolved from a hobby as a young boy, to a credible professional career following substantial sales and interest in his work. As an artist, Nicholas is totally self-trained, continuing to develop his talent and style from painting to painting.
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For more paintings and information on Nicholas, please go to www.delacy-brown.com