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In the Languedoc’


Opens Sunday 18th November 11am – 5 pm

(continues Tues-Sat 9.30 – 5.30) until Saturday 24th November

I am delighted to exhibit this collection of new work by the up and coming young Artist Nick Poullis. His watercolours are painted with traditional techniques but in a fresh and contemporary style. Full of sunshine, these new paintings take their inspiration from the beautiful Languedoc region of South West France and show some of the mediaeval mills along the river L’Herault. This river passes through such towns as Beziers and Pezenas and ends at the Mediterranean. The paintings depict many of the features special to this region such as olive trees and the landscape where many of the local people work. There are scenes of and near the Canal du Midi and areas passed through by Rick Stein in his gastronomic television series based on the route along the canal. Nick Poullis was born in Henley-on-Thames in 1974 and brought up in Amersham and now lives in France. After studying at the University of East Anglia, Cambridge Campus, Cambridge gaining a B.A. Hons. in illustration he went on to illustrate books including The Constables of Horley Mill, by Clair Constable, published by Surrey Mills UK and the award winning The Voyage of the Arctic Tern by Hugh Montgomery published Candlewick Press U.S.A., Walker Books U.K. and Synapse, U.K. His watercolours have been exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal Society of British Artists, Sunday Times Singer and Friedlander Exhibition, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, also at Art Galleries in London, Bristol, Reigate, Amersham and Sevenoaks and has appeared in articles in The Artist, The Artists and Illustrators Magazine and the International Artists Magazine. He has won awards at the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. He is an Associate Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and a book The Art of Nick Poullis, to be published by David and Charles, is planned for 2009. Work by Nick Poullis is in the collections of the Royal Air Force, St. John’s College, Cambridge, the Yorkshire Building Society and Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants and many private collections.


12 Thameside, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1BH

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