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Nic DeGroot
Artist | Professional | Varied
Canada
I am a painter, performer and art instructor in London, Ontario. I working in a symbolic expressionist style, painting rapidly to keep the work fresh and spontaneous. Because I can complete a painting in less than an hour, I perform in front of an audience; engaging them, answering questions and explaining my process. I teach traditional and digital art to individuals and groups, and give acrylic painting lessons to artists with disabilities through Possibilities in Paint, whenever I get a chance.

I am opening a teaching Studio & Gallery on Richmond St. @ Oxford at the end of April 2016. If you are interested in private lessons, "painting parties", group demonstrations or live performances, I would love to hear from you.

Email: nic@nicdegrotart.com
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RobynCraig Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Great images Nic….glad you are documenting beautiful Wortley Village. 
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NicDeGrootArt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks Robyn.
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ZumMoonTooSoon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very inspiring and beautiful gallery :thumbsup:!
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NicDeGrootArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, Sebastian.
I try. I am glad you enjoyed it.

If you'd like more, check out my FB pages:
www.facebook.com/nic.t.degroot (Personal)
www.facebook.com/NicDeGrootArt (All Art)
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dorenna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Happy B-day, hope you have a great day.
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dorenna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Thank-you for te watch, next time a Rolex, please
 Thank-you for the favs.
Stalking you back.Harley Blink Avitar 
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NicDeGrootArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks back.
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lexwilridge Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Any tips for a guy that wants to learn how to paint and become at least decent?
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NicDeGrootArt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Start by lowering your internal expectations for a painting.
When I start I have a good idea where I am going ...
but with a timer running by the ten minute mark I am 
completely focused on making the painting look good
... not on what I think/thought it 'should' look like.

Use big brushes and knives to limit the detail - so you focus on:
big shapes, light v dark, and negative space not on fiddle-y bits.
And find someone you trust to give you feed back.
You can't be an effective judge of your own performance.
eg. I have had pro's come to me and point out problems they
had fixed in their finished paintings (fixed!)
- Like they expected to do it perfectly in one stroke!
Go easy on yourself; copy the greats that inspire you.

"Learning to paint is easy; it's learning when to stop that's hard"
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lexwilridge Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much. I'm going to give it a try!
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