His childhood spent moving all over has had a profound influence on his work. Prior to attending art school, he supported himself through a range of odd jobs that gave him plenty of inspiration for subject matter for his art.
“I paint what would be considered traditional Western subject matter – portraiture, landscape and still-life – reinterpreted through the lens of Eastern philosophy. While my paintings appear representational, it isn’t my intention to give an inventory of the material world, but rather to examine the riddles at the core of experience.” Collerson, 2011.
NIck teaches painting at the National Art School in Sydney and has a weekend workshop in Huskisson at Alison Chiam Art Workshops Jervis Bay in July. http://www.alisonchiamartworkshopsjervisbay.com/upcoming-workshops.html