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Nick Schlee exhibition

Oil painting of riverNick Schlee (1952, English) has an exhibition of oil paintings and drawings, “Dazzling Water” at Gallery 8 in London from 5-9 September 2022.

Last year, a fire completely destroyed Nick Schlee’s studio and house. Fortunately, the flat he moved to is 40 metres from the edge of the fast-flowing river Pang where it joins the slow-moving Thames at Pangbourne.  The meeting of the two rivers has made a dynamic new subject for the painter, especially when the bright sun hits the choppy water surface and dazzles the eye.

Older man wearing blue gingham shirt with black bow tie and red bracesNick Schlee has painted throughout his life including at Univ. While working in business he took evening classes at the Central School, Morely College with Laurence Toynbee, Putney Art School and The Slade. In 1989, he began painting full-time. Since then he has had regular solo exhibitions in England including in London, Oxford and Edinburgh. His works are now held in public collections across England including Liverpool University, The City of London Guildhall Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, Reading Museum & Art Gallery and Gallery Oldham.

You can visit the exhibition at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St. James’s, London, find more of Nick Schlee’s beautiful work on his website or view the catalogue.

Published: 11 August 2022

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