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ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: Nick Oneill’s mixed media piece was inspired by the vast amount of sea life layered onto a reef. Nick thought it made for a spectacular underwater city – mimicked by multiple layers of resin over a ground metal canvas and with the corals depicted in metal leaf. Nick finished this vibrant piece with wave effect resin to sparkle like the sea with light movement.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Nick Oneill is an award-winning British artist and scuba diver whose mesmerising portrayals of marine life sparkle like the oceans they represent. Driven by his passion for wildlife and his personal commitment to conservation he wants people to see the beauty that exists in nature in the hope it will inspire them to protect it. A combination of experience and experimentation has led Nick to develop a unique style of painting to best portray the light and life of the underwater world. Before becoming a professional wildlife artist, Nick enjoyed a successful career in the motorsport industry as a custom painter, and he still employs these skills and even some of the materials he used at that time, alongside more traditional painting techniques. Although best known for his signature black backgrounds, over the last few years Nick has been experimenting with tinted resins, covering the canvas completely to recreate the effect of the ocean’s surface. This pioneering technique adds a stunning reflective quality to the work which he sometimes highlights with both base and precious metal leaf.
FRAMED DIMENSIONS: 70 x 70 cm
UNFRAMED DIMENSIONS: 60 x 60 cm
MEDIUM: Mixed Media
DELIVERY INFORMATION: Please note that delivery costs are NOT included in the purchase price and there may be additional custom charges if the buyer resides outside of the UK. Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch with you to discuss collection and delivery options. All artworks will remain, even if sold, at the Mall Galleries until the exhibition concludes on 16 September 2023.
CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION: At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.