Nicholas Blowers

Born 1972, UK
Lives and works in Hobart

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Through intense examination of the landscape, Blowers reconstructs microenvironments twig by twig, leaf by leaf. The result is a unique interpretation that allows the artist to showcase his highly refined skills as a painter.

Nicholas Blowers works predominantly within the medium of painting, with landscape figuring as a fundamental preoccupation.

Blowers is a subtle commentator. He is not waving a preservationist flag; he is, rather, reminding us of our inheritance. Whether conveying the mystery of undergrowth or the haunting silver-grey tones of a collapsed forest, Blowers's exquisite mirroring of the toughness intrinsic to challenged landscapes celebrates Beauty's defiance of destruction.

He has been a finalist in numerous prizes and was the winner of the Paddington Landscape prize twice (2007 and 2009) and the King's School Art Prize, 2007. Before coming to Australia Blowers completed a BA Hons in Fine Art at Southampton Institute, 1991–94. He is represented in the Parliament House collection, Newcastle Art Gallery, Artbank and Macquarie Bank.

View Article by Andrew Frost in The Guardian highlighting Nicholas Blowers' work at Sydney Contemporary 2017

\ Artworks

Collapsing river bank study I

2020 \ Oil on 640gsm paper \ 86.5 x 83cm framed


Collapsing river bank study II

2020 \ Oil on 640gsm paper \ 86.5 x 83cm framed

Falling Gum

2019 \ Oil on 300gsm watercolour paper \ 51 x 40cm

Flowering Artichoke

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 61.3 x 81.2cm framed


2020-21 \ Oil on canvas \ 164 x 204cm


Lakebed Ruin

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 164x204cm


Mount Rumney, Hobart

2021 \ Oil on board \ 12.7 x 22.86cm


Pond Alchemy

Oil on canvas \ 141x150cm


River bank study

2020 \ Oil on 640gsm paper \ 29 x 38cm

Rivulet Morning Mist

2019 \ Oil on 300gsm watercolour paper \ 49 x 49cm

Rivulet Winter Willow

2019 \ Oil on 300gsm watercolour paper \ 50 x 62.5cm

Savage Ponds

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 162x190cm


Shoreline Relic Study

2017 \ Oil on 3 panels (framed) \ 30x68cm, triptych

Slipping Under

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 164 x 204cm


Tree Portal with Figure

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 154 x 204cm


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\ Exhibitions featuring Nicholas Blowers


Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021


Group Exhibition

21 January — 6 February 2021

Nicholas Blowers

Pond Requiem: Unstable Landscapes from Savage River

4 July — 20 July 2019

Landscape Obscura

Group Exhibition

21 February — 9 March 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Nicholas Blowers

Deadwood Shallows

23 February — 10 March 2017

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Nicholas Blowers

Savage River

4 August — 14 August 2015

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