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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.

Bricks and Stones May Break My Bones (The Show Must Go On) 2008 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, oil on canvas (130cm x 110cm)

Bricks and Stones May Break My Bones (The Show Must Go On) 2008 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, oil on canvas (130cm x 110cm)

The Barbican Triptych (2013-14 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, acrylic on canvas)

The Barbican Triptych (2013-14 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, acrylic on canvas)

Paseo Banus (2011, Acrylic on canvas)

Paseo Banus (2011, Acrylic on canvas)

Colourful, dynamic, detailed, self-examining, retrospective, illustrative, vigorous, whimsical: a few words whose collective use goes some way to describe the artwork of British painter (recently turned printmaker) Nicholas de Lacy-Brown. Trained lawyer and qualified barrister, De Lacy-Brown’s self-taught artistic journey began, not through whim, but as a result of necessity, facilitating a creative outlet for a personality bursting at the seams with fantastical imagery and surreal reimaginings of the world around him.

Prolific from an early age, the 31 year old artist has exhibited widely in his home county of Sussex, in London, Paris, Copenhagen and New York, and extensively in and around Marbella in Spain, where he was awarded the International Young Artist’s prize at the FIAM festival of art in 2009, and honoured with a substantial solo exhibition at the renowned Houses of Art Gallery. In 2014, he held a sell-out solo exhibition at the prominent Strand Gallery in London’s West End, and saw his work exhibited at the pre-eminent Dulwich Picture Gallery, as well as in two group shows in London Bridge.

His works are today held in a number of significant public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and he is due to be exhibited in the internationally renowned Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in late 2014. He is a much commissioned artist, with numerous painted commissions under his belt, and illustration projects which have featured in international print media, and are today at the heart of the multi-award winning popular blog, The Daily Norm. He is represented by fine art professionals in both Denmark and Spain, and in London is a member of the printmaking collective, the East London Printmakers.

The Gentleman (in Paris) 2012 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, acrylic on canvas

The Gentleman (in Paris) 2012 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, acrylic on canvas

To contact the artist, please email: delacy.brown@gmail.com

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For more paintings and information on Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, please go to www.delacy-brown.com

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