Featured Artist: Nicholas O’Leary!

Devil’s Club by Nicholas O’Leary 40×30″ Oil

Nicholas O’Leary. Wow. An incredible artist from Bergen, Norway. His use of color is brilliant and there is a clean, crispness to his paintings that is so stunning! This painting is essentially ALL GREEN. How does Nicholas make it stand out? This absolutely amazes me.  Every single painting is jaw dropping. His trees are magical and often painted from different perspectives. I absolutely love that. In this image (from his Instagram) you can see the actual setup and the painting. #wow This was painted during a workshop he gave in Alaska.

See more of Nicholas’s work via these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram


Nicholas O’Leary (born in 1986 in Gisborne, New Zealand) has a degree in Architecture from the University of Auckland (2009). Since graduating he has lived and worked in Bergen, Norway, wher he can be found hiking in the mountains with his easel strapped to his backpack in often challenging conditions.

He has painted since childhood and has studied under many artists, most notably with Odd Nerdrum in Norway.

O’Leary works largely from life whereby the observation of previously unnoticed subtleties are prioritised. The recognition of which allow O’Leary to bend physical rules in his paintings and challenge our perceptions of truth and deception, reality and fantasy.

The accululation and manipulation of observations is not limited by a specific subject matter. He paints across the board, and has won international prizes in portraiture, figurative paintings, larger imaginative compositions, landscapes, cityscapes, and still lifes.

O’Leary has participated in many exhibitions, most recently; Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (Barcelona), Salmagundi Club, (New York), Principle Gallery (Alexandria/USA), SceneArt (London), Galleri Pan (Geilo, Stavern, Oslo), Galleri Henrik Gerner (Moss).

He also holds workshops at the Florence Academy of Art in Sweden.

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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