Nicholas Bott (1941 – 2021)

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SOLD ``McCoy's Sheds,`` by Nicholas Bott 8 x 10 - oil $1040 Unframed $1225 Custom framed
Nicholas Bott Archive
previously sold works

Nicholas Bott PortraitNICHOLAS J. BOTT (1941 – 2021) was born in the Netherlands and was inspired by the Dutch Masters at an early age. He settled in Canada in the late 1950s and fell in love with the landscape in and around Smithers, British Columbia where he was then residing. He spent many days on remote mountain slopes, some locations accessible only by helicopter.

The Netherlands has produced many artists of renown and Bott was no exception. He studied art at the University of British Columbia and held a diploma from the Chicago School of Art. Inspired by the loose style of Vincent Van Gogh and the Canadian Group of Seven, blending his traditional European values with contemporary developments of the new world, his paintings evolved continuously to the impressionistic style for which he became well-known. The simplified shapes in the landscapes are filled with vibrant colour. The brushwork literally radiates with energy of the forces of nature.

“Bott’s works reveal not only an ever-growing confidence with the medium, but a growing sense of lyricism and visual poetry in the interpretation of his various subjects. His paintings show spontaneity and sureness of hand commensurate with his ability to distill and transform landscape and rural motifs into refined aesthetic visualizations.” (Magazin Art, Fall 1999)

Events at White Rock Gallery:

– Dec 2020: Winter Group Event
– Dec 2019: Winter Small Works Show
– Dec 2018: The Season of Small Event
– Dec 2016: Winter Small Works Show
– Dec 2015: Winter Open House
– Dec 2014: Winter Open House
– Dec 2013: Winter Open House
– Dec 2012: Winter Open House
– Dec 2011: Winter Open House

photo: Nicholas Bott at Consolation Lake in the Rocky Mountains

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