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Nicholas Bott: Symphony of Colour and Form New EXHIBITION OF WORK BY NICHOLAS BOTT

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Spotlight on The Artist: Nicholas J. Bott

Written by Christine De Brabandere, Assistant Curator, Mountain Galleries Banff

Impressionist painter Nicholas Bott draws on his vast experiences travelling throughout Canada’s most remote locations and the Arctic to create some of Canada’s most vibrant and exciting landscape paintings. Originally from the Netherlands, Nicholas Bott’s work is an energetic blend of Dutch and Canadian influences, such as Vincent Van Gogh and the Group of Seven. This exhibition of new work opening March 28, 2020 at Mountain Galleries Whistler, reveals Nick’s flair for capturing the heart and soul of nature.

Nicholas Bott immigrated to Smithers British Columbia at the age of seventeen, where he was immediately awe- struck by the grandeur of the Canadian landscape, beginning a life- long passion for Canadian art. Bott’s painting career began when he started his own sign painting company in Smithers and Prince Rupert which inspired him to get involved in the fine arts, and he began taking classes at the University of British Columbia. It wasn’t until he met fellow artist Robert Genn, however, that he decided to pursue a full- time career as a landscape artist.

Using vibrant, thick brushstrokes to form idyllic landscapes which capture the majesty of nature, the viewer can’t help but become emotionally attached to Nick’s paintings. Working with oil, Nick focuses on the texture, tone, lines, shapes, colour, and space found within the landscape. This methodical approach to his work means Nick spends a lot of time planning before putting a brush to the canvas.

Describing a typical work- day Nick says:

“The day before I start painting, I study the requirements of composition and the mysteries of line, color and harmony, then I am ready to paint for the day.”

Spending time in remote locations has helped Bott form an appreciation for the scenes he paints. His trips to the Arctic Circle in particular have had an immense influence on his art. He states that: “The ice, the open spaces and being isolated from the rest of the world, left me with a profound interest in philosophic and spiritual concerns, just like Lawren Harris did when he visited the Arctic.”

Nick’s frequent trips to the Yukon, and to Gitskan and Wet’suwet’en villages, the Stikine River, and Babine Lake, has enabled Bott to create a catalogue of art which embraces the many wonders of the Canadian wilderness. Regardless if Bott is painting an arctic village scene, forest scene, or a mountainscape, his paintings convey the idea that nature is a vast and dignified life force that connects us all.

“Practice and experiment.”

Looking back on his career Nick has one piece of advice that he takes to heart. “Keep practicing,” he says. “Practice and experiment.” It is his willingness to experiment that has helped Nick’s work stand out at home and abroad. Using a wide palette of colours in a single painting, Nick has mastered the ability to capture the light and its capacity to dazzle and illuminate. In 2020 Nick is determined to continue creating the best work he can with colour and vitality.

In 2005 Nick’s friend and fellow artist Tim Schumm introduced Nick to Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, and he has steadily become one of Mountain Galleries' most commented on artists. We are excited to continue supporting Nick’s career.

SOLD - Mitre Mountain, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed
"This is one of my favorite pieces, it is near Stewart BC on the BC Alaska border at the Salmon Glacier. When hiking there, I came upon this stunning landscape the place was bathed in a golden light, Wow! I shot some pictures, the golden light lasted only for about ten minutes." - Nicholas Bott

Detail: Mitre Mountain, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed

Mountain Eminence, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed

Detail: Mountain Eminence, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed

Cool Coastal Mountain, oil on canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed
"Mountain scenes are captivating. I spent a lot of time hiking the high grounds evading Grizzlies, and sometimes getting lost in the wilderness, often helicoptering in to inaccessible areas." - Nicholas Bott

Detail: Cool Coastal Mountain, oil on canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed

Blazing Polar Lights, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 60", $13,710 Framed
"This is an imaginary creation inspired by my Arctic Cruise experience sailing the North West Passage. I had read there are less and less Polar Bears, but I saw many of them hunting Seals." - Nicholas Bott

Detail: Blazing Polar Lights, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 60", $13,710 Framed

Algonquin Park, Oil on canvas, 11" x 14", $1660

Detail: Algonquin Park, Oil on canvas, 11" x 14", $1660

Wintertide, Oil on Canvas, 22" x 28", $4060 Framed
"Here I wanted to create a simple winter scene, with a pervading tone of solitude, the blue house depicts the cold and the red house depicts warmth, the loose brush strokes add texture to the cool light." - Nicholas Bott

Detail: Wintertide, Oil on Canvas, 22" x 28", $4060 Framed

Birches and Pines, Oil on Board, 8" x 10", $1300 Framed

Detail: Birches and Pines, Oil on Board, 8" x 10", $1300 Framed

Skidooing, Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20", $2610 Framed

Detail: Skidooing, Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20", $2610 Framed

Arctic Hinterland, Oil on Canvas, 40" x 60", $10,250 Framed

Detail: Arctic Hinterland, Oil on Canvas, 40" x 60", $10,250 Framed

Arctic Cruising, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed

Detail: Arctic Cruising, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40", $6850 Framed

Seymour Pines, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 10" x 12", $1580 Framed
"Small Canadian landscapes intrigue me especially colorful autumn scenes. I call them my “Happy Color Series.” - Nicholas Bott

Detail: Seymour Pines, Oil on Canvas, 10" x 12", $1580 Framed

Red Maple, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14", $1660 Framed

Detail: Red Maple, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14", $1660 Framed

Go Ski Whistler, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 22" x 28", $4060 Framed

Detail: Go Ski Whistler, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 22" x 28", $4060 Framed

BlackComb Mnt-June, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14", $1660 Framed

Detail: BlackComb Mnt-June, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14", $1660 Framed

Morning Light, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14" $1660 Framed

Detail: Morning Light, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14" $1660 Framed

Detail: Seymour Spirit, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14" $1660 Framed

Detail: Seymour Spirit, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14" $1660 Framed

Coastal Mountain, 18" x 24" Oil on Canvas, $2980 Framed

Detail: Coastal Mountain, 18" x 24" Oil on Canvas, $2980 Framed

Detail: Autumn Fenris Mountain, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24", $2980 Framed

Detail: Autumn Fenris Mountain, Nicholas Bott, Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24", $2980 Framed

Mountain Galleries Fine Art Reproductions

All Mountain Galleries Giclees are printed locally, using archival quality materials and state of the art printing technology. All reproductions are exclusive to Mountain Galleries and approved by the artist.

Image: Noosgulch Evening, Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas, Edition of 60, 30" x 40"

Nicholas Bott Pricelist

8”x10” $1,300

9”x12”$1,570

10”x12” $1,580

11”x14” $1,660

12”x16” $1,850

16”x20”$2,610

18”x24 $2,980

20”x24” $3,060

22”x28 $4,060

24”x30” $4,470

24”x36” $5,060

30”x36” $6,240

24”x48” $6,540

30”x40” $6,850

30”x48” $7,730

36”x48” $8,110

30”x60” $8,460

36”x60” $9,750

48”x48” $10,080

40”x60” $10,250

48”x60” $13,710

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