Nicholas Wilton

My paintings are an expression of my deep interest and close examination of nature. Observing, photographing and sketching in wilderness areas of Northern California provides me with the studies that initiate and inform my work. Arranging and composing renderings from life into 

abstract compositions and groupings provides the underlying structure of my paintings. In them, natural forms are shown juxtaposed with abstract and spontaneous marks and shapes. My process combines intuitive painting with fundamental principles of color harmony, juxtaposition of form and excavated texture. The resulting work, often called "contemporary organic" addresses the spiritual potency of Nature, and celebrates the fragile balance between the natural and developed world in which we live.