Nick Lord

Artist Statement

I am a painter. For me it is very important to understand the medium. It a constant struggle to work with paint, It’s a love hate relationship! I find I have to engage with the paint on a new level every time I start a painting. I’m frequently exploring new possibilities and outcomes with the paint using what I’ve learnt before as a solid background. I try to paint unconsciously, painting without a clear idea or outcome. Allowing me to just let the painting happen. I work within a tight time limit that helps aid this process, preventing time wasting, forcing me to make decisions there and then. It’s an exciting process, as I never quite know what’s going to happen. At the same time its one of the most frustrating things ever! I run out of patience far too quickly and find that I have to constantly re-invent myself as a painter. I can’t just do what I’ve done before, I want to advance and move on. This is the hardest and most enjoyable part of my practice, that notion of re-invention and constant development.



Exhibition Title City Date
Realising the Truth Lonodn 11/17/2014 to 01/12/2015
Hilary Mantel Unveiling, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year London 02/27/2014 to 10/08/2014
Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2013 London 12/13/2013 to 12/19/2013
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London 06/13/2013 to 06/16/2013
Affordable Art Fair Bristol Bristol 04/26/2013 to 04/28/2013
20:12 London 07/26/2012 to 09/26/2012
Signature Art Prize Finalists Exhibition London 05/24/2012
Art Haus London 05/03/2012 to 06/30/2012
Everybody Talks About The Weather We Don't London 04/20/2011 to 04/28/2011
Intensify Devon 10/04/2010 to 10/15/2010
Condemned London 06/21/2010 to 07/24/2010
Identify London 09/14/2009 to 10/04/2009

Achievements & Awards

Competition name Organizer Position Date
Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Sky Arts Winner Mon, 09/30/2013


Article Title Publication Title Date
Nick Lord claims Portrait Artist of the Year award... and a chance to paint Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel The Independent Wed, 12/10/2014
Nick Lord on winning Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Artists & Illustrators Mon, 03/31/2014
Fine art graduate Nick Lord unveils painting of Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel in British Library following Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year win Kingston University London Mon, 02/24/2014
Welsh artist reveals how he made history painting the British Library's first portrait of a living novelist Wales Online Fri, 02/21/2014
'Hilary Mantel', by Nick Lord British Library Mon, 02/17/2014
Hilary Mantel portrait a living first for the British Library The Telegraph Mon, 02/10/2014
Nick Lord's kate Middleton portrait belly up to the tease Fri, 12/13/2013
Nick Lord becomes the first Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year FAD Wed, 12/11/2013
Here's a Painting of Kate Middleton in Leopard Print Lingerie Cosmopolitan Wed, 12/11/2013
Artist Nick Lord scoops top portrait prize BBC News Wed, 12/11/2013
Artist who created raunchy painting of pregnant Kate Middleton to be hanged... or at least his pictures are at the National Portrait Gallery Daily Mail Tue, 12/10/2013
The Winner Talks Sky Arts Mon, 02/25/2013
Fine Art Portrait Paintings by Nick Lord - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Sync23 Wed, 09/19/2012