Nicholas Wilton: Untamed at Julie Nester Gallery
December 17 – January 24
Opening Reception, Dec 29, 6 – 8 PM
Julie Nester Gallery
1280 Iron Horse Drive
Park City, Utah 84060
UNTAMED: This time during the pandemic has instilled a quieting, a certain stillness to our lives. Human interactions, social engagements, and the busyness of coming and going have all lessened, contributing to a slower, more routine existence.
I was surprised that this did not quell my art. On the contrary, it has pushed it in quite the opposite direction. I made these paintings with much less forethought, divergent colors, and more abandon than previous work. The lack of new frontiers in my life has doubled the need for finding this terrain within my art. Within myself.
I wanted, no craved, to taste wild again. This body of work shares this intent; however, I don’t entirely recognize this yet as my own. For me, it still moves and shifts, remaining wonderfully wild and even still, a little untamed.
ABOUT NICHOLAS: Nicholas Wilton was born in San Francisco, CA and spent his youth exploring the wilderness areas of Marin County. As a teenager he studied design with the German contemporary glass artist Ludwig Schaffrath, who catalyzed his ongoing passion for art making. Nicholas studied art at the College of Creative Studies in Santa Barbara and then went on to receive his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In addition to gallery exhibitions and the inclusion in numerous private and corporate collections in both the United States and Europe, Wilton’s paintings have been used on the covers of the national bestseller “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, and Brene Brown’s “The Gift of Imperfection”. Recently, the US Postal Service issued a stamp featuring Wilton’s artwork.
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