Nicolas Moreton

Focusing on the primordial power of the stone, Nicolas Moreton creates sculptures that range from striking granite ferns to semi-abstracted figures of men and women. Based upon the passages of time and the marks upon the landscape, Nicolas’s sculptures utilise the vocabulary of the stone they are made from adding to the narrative of each piece. Figures of women blend into flowers or corkscrew into curvaceous and swelling forms, their bodies beautifully blending with the stone. With such mischievous sensuality, Nicolas’s sculptures seem to reach as far back as the Palaeolithic period. Carving these ancient figures, bulbous pieces of fruit and huge sprawling ferns, Nicolas captures what was once an ancient preoccupation with survival, longevity and nourishment.

After getting his degree from Wolverhampton University, Nicolas decided to set up his own carving studio. 25 years on, his work is collected worldwide. He has exhibited throughout the UK, including The Royal Academy, Chelsea Flower Show, the MKG and more recently at Messum’s Gallery in London. In 1995 he became an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. In 2006 Nicolas won the prestigious Brian Mercer International Fellowship Award to Italy and in 2010 he won the People’s Choice Award at the National Sculpture Exhibition in Liverpool. His studio is in Northampton.

on form 18

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on form 2012

on form 2010

on form 2008