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Nicholas Borden’s New Paintings

January 17, 2015
by the gentle author

Petticoat Lane

Nicholas Borden is the hardiest artist I know. When I met him in January two years ago, he was standing at a easel on Valance Rd in a blizzard. One afternoon last December, I came upon him painting on Shaftesbury Av just as the dusk was falling and everyone else was hurrying for the tube. Then yesterday I went round to Nicholas’ ice cold flat, where it is necessary to wear your coat indoors, and he showed me the pictures he has been working on while the rest of us were huddled in the chimney corner.

Spitalfields seen from Petticoat Lane

Brushfield St

Charing Cross Rd

Shaftesbury Avenue

Charing Cross

Regent’s Canal at Broadway Market

Wilton Way, Hackney

Queen Victoria St

Outside Liverpool St Station

Nicholas Borden wisely keeps his coat on at home during cold weather

Paintings copyright © Nicholas Borden

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16 Responses leave one →
  1. Lucas permalink
    January 17, 2015

    Very nice!

    I don’t suppose prints are available of his work, are they? I would love to have that image of Regent’s Canal on my office wall…

  2. January 17, 2015

    Lovely stuff Nicholas!
    Your lovely drawing of the old bank wot hangs on my wall continues to give great pleasure.
    Just think, when you are famous your proper history as a starving artist has been properly documented here.


  3. January 17, 2015

    Wonderful paintings, so full of life and movement. Valerie

  4. Annie green permalink
    January 17, 2015

    Beautiful bursts of colour in the gloom. I would love a print or two as well.

  5. January 17, 2015

    Reminds me to the folk paintings of the 60s — is once again worth seeing today!

    Love & Peace

    *** I AM CHARLIE ***

  6. Bronchitikat permalink
    January 17, 2015

    Lovely pictures.

    BTW – re: ‘Nicolas’ ice-cold flat, where it is necessary to wear your coat indoors’.
    It wasn’t so long ago that everyone had cool (or downright chilly) homes with one fire and wore woollies. Wool is what winter is for. A good jumper and some socks, in wool, are cheaper than having central heating on.

  7. January 17, 2015

    Beautiful. I love the play of sunlight and shadows on the buildings on Charing Cross Rd.

  8. Jill ELjadi permalink
    January 17, 2015

    I think ‘being hardy’ is one of the key phrases to describe. This, an artist who seems (an untrained eye that I probably have ) to be alive in these wonderful paintings. Thankyou for such truly living depictions. I feel as if I am there in spitalfields. The more I look, the more I am drawn to these paintings.

  9. January 17, 2015

    Reminds me to the folk paintings of the 60s — is once again worth seeing today! Great work!

    Love & Peace

    *** I AM CHARLIE ***

  10. Judith permalink
    January 17, 2015

    What a treat !!! I especially love the Charing Cross Road paintings . They remind me of my first trip to London in the seventies. Worked in a tiny shop on Charing Cross Road. I’m feeling very nostalgic right now. Thank you Nicholas Borden and of course the gentle author .

  11. Terenja permalink
    January 17, 2015

    A Serious artist! Deep. Thank you. My favourite is Brushfield Street. Keep your spirits high Mr. Borden.

  12. Peta Bridle permalink
    January 17, 2015

    Nicholas – your paintings bounce off the page. So full of colour and life! They are beautiful.
    Peta x

  13. Rosemary Hoffmna permalink
    January 18, 2015

    Lovely pictures of party of London some I know some I don’t

  14. sprite permalink
    January 18, 2015

    the canal near Broadway market!!! this one I’d love to have… or at least to view! All others too speak loud and clear of ‘around here’


  15. January 26, 2015

    Lucas if you are serious about a print do get in touch?

  16. Stewart permalink
    March 10, 2015


    I find these works so vibrant and full of soul!
    I’m interested in ‘Shaftesbury Avenue’ , is it still available ? Please contact me asap.

    Thank you Stewart

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