Friday, 26 September 2014

Where on earth is this? - Win A Painting!!! - Close 10th Oct 2014

Well hello everyone, as part a role out for my new website, I am running a competition to Win a painting!!

Yes Win an Original Art Work from Nicholas John as part of the upcoming launch of 
The Painting up for grabs is Storm Coming 2014 at the base of this post.
All you have to do is guess where the paint below is of - Where on earth is this?
To win simply comment on this post where you think the painting is!
or Email your entry to 

Competition Will Close 10th Oct 2014
Draw taking place - 18:00 - 10th Oct 2014

Well here's the interactive Google Map - Have a look around and if you cant get it now!!!!,-4.2978163,3a,75y,223.37h,90.83t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1s7XZgy8GLPgcH3ic4EfhBAg!2e0!3e5!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xbbac621b27e2c641

Well its the Last full day for the competition "lines" close 16:00 hours on 10/10/2014

Well actual photos of the place now - Getting closer to the spot 08/10/2014
Google Street Map View for Friday :)

And today's update 07/10/2014

After a weekend off here's today's update

Update - 03/10/2014
A little more help ;)

Update - 02/10/2014
Well Lets help you out a little!

Well you should be much closer to where this is by now!! - Update 01/10/2014

Well there have been a few more correct entries, it seems to be coming together!
Get your entries in now! - 30/09/2014

Its been quiet on here today so another update. It should be getting easier to guess now!!!! 29/09/2014

Another update so keep those guesses coming in!!! 28/09/2014

Well So I have received one correct entry!!! They knew exactly where this painting is from! So for the rest of you here is an update, may give you a little more of a clue!

The painting you can win is "Storm Coming 2014"

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Website currently under construction!

Well the website is under construction, Nicholas John Art will shortly be up and running. Hopefully promoting the art work.
As the site develops I would appreciate any feedback to develop further.
Thanks all :)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Walking Llangynwyd to Margam Park

Yesterday was another Glorious day, the weather was absolutely wonderful, just right for a nice walk in the country side.With such wonderful countryside on my doorstep with such easy access it would be a shame not to make the most of the day and the weather.
The walk took me from Llangynwyd to Margam Park taking in part of the forest and the reported site of a historic battle field (according to some sources)

Taking from the walk, I believe that this drown tree would make an excellent oil painting. Yet another for me to work on. It is nice to now be in a position where I have more landscapes to paint than time!!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Castell Coch - Walking

Well this morning may be the last walk for a little while in light of the weather. So this morning I walked around the Sir Henry Burgess Trail above Castell Coch. 
I honestly did not Realise it was so.... "up hill" my legs are defiantly burning now :)

Looks good and I cant say that I have produced much art work with buildings or structures. I think I will be challenging myself with this one.
But one thing at a time! I need to finish The Lady Falls and "The Dipping" Bridge at Merthyr Mawr

Castell Coch for your information

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Lady Falls - Sgwd Gwladus - 2014

Well I have started my latest work as mentioned in yesterdays post it is going toe be The Lady Falls - Sgwd Gwladus in in Pontneddfechan - Glynneath
The intention with this post is to update on the progress of the painting.

I will be uploading on a regular basis as the painting develops;

01/10/2014 -Finally finished! !

25/09/2014 - Really taking shape now, not much left to do!!

24/09/2014 - Leafs, Leafs, leave it out!!!

23/09/2014 - Its amazing how long somethings take!!!! - Only a couple of leave :)



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Louise Collis - South Wales Artist

I met Louise recently on a visit to Cardiff Bay, Louise was displaying her work at the Norwegian Chapel in Cardiff Bay.
I enjoyed Louise work and have been following her on Facebook. Louise paints on location, something I unfortunately not in a position to do.
Louise has recently been on a mission with her 365 paintings.
The Sugarloaf Late Summer
29cm x 20cm
Oil on Paper 
Painted on Location

You can find more work from Louise here;
and direct from her website;

The Lady Falls - Sgwd Gwladus

Following a walk this morning to Sgwd Gwladus - The Lady Falls in Pontneddfechan - Glynneath. I shall be focusing my next are work on Sgwd Gwladus - The Lady Falls.

If you would like to visit Sgwd Gwladus - The Lady Falls, you may want to download the audio trail available from Brecon Beacons National Park Web site;

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Here is a link to my Facebook page

Here is a link to my Facebook page

Hope you take a look and if you like the page please "like" the page :)

Autumn Woods Sunset 2014

Autumn Woods Sunset 2014

Latest finished work from Nicholas John - South Wales based Artist

Looking for a new landscape

Well this morning I though I would take a nice little walk in the forest of the Bwlch above Treorchy.

Unfortunately at this time of year I don't think the light was right

However it was a very good walk! So the current thought is either
The Bridge in Myther Mawr 

It has more of an autumnal feel just right for this time of year and the light looks better.......
So thank you to the unknown photographer.!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Nicholas John Art

Well hello out there and welcome to Nicholas John's art blog.
I will be updating on where I am what I'm up to what im painting and who's work I am enjoying.

I will start off by uploading my back catalogue of work

Summer Meadow 2014

Neath Canal 2013

Bluebell wood long 2014
Autumn Woods Sunset 2014