Nick Bashall: Nudes & Portraits

2nd - 25th November, 2005

An exhibition of Nudes and Portraits by Nick Bashall, at our gallery.


Born in England and raised in Zimbabwe, Nick Bashall studied law at Cambridge University where he was also a Boxing Blue. After several years as a practising lawyer he changed career and spent five years in Mallorca, studying portrait painting under Joaquim Torrens Llado.

In July 1999, under armed protection, Nick Bashall painted the landing of The First Parachute Battalion in Pristina. He stayed on in Kosovo at General Jackson's request to paint a group portrait of the NATO, UN and Kosovan Liberation Army command groups in meeting. The pictures required a total of seventy-five individual portraits all painted from life. In 2002, Nick was the first and only foreign artist then allowed into Afghanistan. The paintings were the subject of an article in The Telegraph and exhibited at the Arndean Gallery, Cork Street. More recently he spent three weeks in Basrah recording scenes of the British Army on patrol.

Nick Bashall's popularity as a portrait painter continues to grow and his work currently hangs in private and corporate collections across the country. He has painted various members of the Royal Family, and was commissioned by The Household Cavalry to paint HRH The Princess Royal.

Nick Bashall is known for his uncanny likenesses and enjoyment of his sitters. Equally at home with our young and older clients, we have worked happily with him on over a hundred commissions.

   
   

IMAGE CAPTIONS

 
1
Patricia in her Working Clothes
oil on canvas
20" x 30"
2
Laeticia
charcoal on paper
36" x 24"
   
3
Chatting in Hyde Park
oil on canvas
18" x 48"
4
On Site, Basra
2004
oil on canvas
23" x 33"