Roy Nicholson
Sag Harbor NY // USA

Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Gloaming), 2021. Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, 33 x 33 inches, plate size

Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Gloaming), 2021. Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, 33 x 33 inches, plate size. $3000.


Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Day). Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, 33 x 33 inches, plate size

Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Day), 2021. Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, 33 x 33 inches, plate size. $3000.


Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Morning). Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, plate size 33 x 33 inches,

Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Morning), 2021. Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, plate size 33 x 33 inches. $3000.


Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Night), 2021. Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, 33 x 33 inches, plate size

Roy Nicholson, 24 Hours (Night), 2021. Solar plate etching with oil paint and oil pastels on Arches paper, plate size 33 x 33 inches. $3000.

My images are arranged to show a 24-hour cycle. Growing out of an ongoing series called “The Toxic Garden,” the four monoprints were created by painting on an impression of linear forms that evolved from the lines on my hand integrated with Morning Glory vines. A single matrix gave rise to all four variations, as if they were all done from the same observation point. Evoking different temporal experiences, the works reflect the complexity of the natural world and how we are all tied up with it.

Solarplate printing, pioneered by Dan Welden at Hampton Editions, is an environmentally friendly technology that uses UV light instead of acid to etch the matrix. Each monoprint is a unique inking, which I then enhance with painting and/or drawing. I rely on the digital world of computers, scanners and Photoshop to develop my variations. The resulting image is a fusion of external and internal stimuli—an expression of my response to the natural world, both observed and experienced.

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