Nick returns to gallery

Following his successful one-man show at The Hop Gallery in 2009, Nick Orsborn returns to Lewes offering a second opportunity to see a wide-ranging exhibition of his work, encompassing watercolours and oil paintings, mixed media pieces, resin jewellery and limited edition giclée prints – all under one roof.

The show runs from Saturday, August 27-Thursday, September 8, open Monday-Saturday 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm.

After studying fine art at Kingston and Reigate, Nick moved to Brighton in 1970. In 1973 he co-founded Cicada Jewellery, producing a range of designs in casting resin which, with its use of colour, moulding and carving, eventually came to represent the three-dimensional interpretation of his creative thinking. There will be many examples of this work for sale at this exhibition.

Nick has had many exhibitions of his paintings over the past four decades, including shows at Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden and Harrods Art Gallery. His work has also been shown and sold at the New York International Art Fair. He is a regular exhibitor in The Brighton Festival Open Houses, and in 1987 provided the image for the first full colour Brighton Festival Poster.

In 2007 he was elected to the membership of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and now shows his work each year at the Mall Galleries, London.

In his paintings he seeks to express the optimistic side of life, he explains. He likes to explore the subtleties and amusing absurdities of the human condition. Above all his work is hallmarked with a sense of joie-de-vivre – a celebration and a fusion of the figurative and the abstract in life as in art.

Website: www.nickorsborn.com. For more information about the exhibition, tel: 07740 424949; email: info@hopgallery.com; website: www.hopgallery.com.