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Schlee presents us with a glorious artists’ view of the countryside of Southern
England. Paintings and sketches by this celebrated local artist focuses
on the historic Ridgeway trail. This section of national trail meanders through
open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and
woods in The Chilterns to the east, following the same route used since prehistoric
times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers.
Schlee paintings provide an opportunity to see the artist’s progress from ‘en
plein air’ studies which provide the catalyst for the large studio paintings.
Available for sale are both the original pastel sketches, taken directly from
the sketchbooks, and the studio paintings which vary in size and complexity. What they all share is a passionate response to the landscape and a charming
evocation of rural idyll in the rolling hills and hidden hamlets of the
His paintings are painted with immense vigour and intuition,
perfectly capturing in each painting the scale of our vast and complex
for his dramatic paintings of the English countryside, Schlee has enjoyed a
long and successful career. As well as regular nationwide solo shows, most
recently at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, he has also enjoyed
success at the Spirit of London and the Royal Academy. Examples of his work can
be seen in the City of London Guildhall Gallery, Reading Museum, Southampton
City Art Gallery and The Wessex Collection, Longleat.
Schlee paints from his
studio in Royal Berkshire and exhibits at the Modern Artists Gallery enjoying
much success among local and nationwide patrons.
An exhibition of work by local artist Nick Schlee
5 Oct - 3 Nov 2013 Basildon Park, South Pavillion. Normal admission applies
Nick Schlee Paintings from 1987 - 2008
Nick Schlee Drawings from 1958 - 2010