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Catching Up With Nicholas Borden

January 28, 2019
by the gentle author

Painter Nicholas Borden came along to Doreen Fletcher’s opening on Thursday night to show support to a fellow artist. He invited me to come round next morning and see what he has been up to over the last year. I have been following Nicholas’s work since I met him painting in a blizzard in Vallance Rd in 2013. The paintings below are seen publicly for the first time today and are just a selection of Nicholas’s work from the past twelve months.

The meeting

Hackney Central, Looking Up Mare St

Hackney Central, Looking Down Mare St

London Wall

Valentine Rd

Trying to Cross the Road at the Old Bank, Islington

Victoria Park with Magpie

Trains with Seagull

Cassland Rd, Dusk

Broadway Market

In Bethnal Green

South Library, Essex Rd

Winter Street with Parked Motorcycle

Regent’s Canal, Summer Evening


Warner Place, Dusk

Waiting for the Bus

The View from my Front Window, Cassland Rd

Meynell Crescent

Winter Snow (work in progress)

Paintings copyright © Nicholas Borden

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Nicholas Borden, Artist

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Nicholas Borden’s Winter Paintings

Nicholas Borden’s Spring Paintings

Nicholas Borden’s New Paintings

Nicholas Borden’s Recent Paintings

8 Responses leave one →
  1. Jill Wilson permalink
    January 28, 2019

    Fantastic energy in his paintings and a great sense of place.

    When will you be doing a book and/or exhibition of his work?

  2. Debra Pritchard permalink
    January 28, 2019

    Worthy of solo exhibition. I love the subject matter, form and use of colour. Its great you have featured the work in your blog so reader feedback can build confidence to show the world this important art.

  3. Helen Breen permalink
    January 28, 2019

    Greetings from Boston,

    GA, what a delightful array of cityscapes by your newly discovered Nicholas Burden. My favorites are “Cassland Road, Dusk,” “In Bethal Green,” and “Winter Street with Parked Motorcycle.” Such variety and they all have a positive vibe. Wishing Nicholas the best …

  4. January 28, 2019

    Some familiar sights for me amongst these vibrant paintings…….I particularly like the skies and the perspective of each streetscape is captured beautifully.

  5. Susan Levinson permalink
    January 28, 2019

    I hope that a book of his work will be published!

  6. pauline taylor permalink
    January 28, 2019

    There is a wonderful indefinable quality about these that captures my imagination, in no way has the artist tried to produce a photographic image, but the paints what he sees and feels. I tried to choose a favourite but failed although I do particularly like Regent’s Canal, Summer Evening~~~ the sky, the trees and the water ~~~ just great. Well done Nicholas and keep up the good work.

    PS I wish you would come and paint Colchester. Britain’s First City I would love to see how you would depict the Castle, St Botolph’s Priory, Balkerne Gate and the view up Trinity Street.

  7. January 28, 2019

    Thanks to TGA for bringing this fabulous work to the attention of your readers. I can’t pick a favourite. Love all of them.

  8. Carolyn Badcock permalink
    January 29, 2019

    Thank-you, gentle author for allowing us to view these wonderful paintings. Cassland Road Dusk does it for me – those orange blooms on the left, the evening sky……. Enormous thanks to Nicholas Borden too.

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