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Nicolas Moreton MRBS, BA (Hons)

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Sculptor Nicolas Moreton MRBS, BA (Hons)
Nicolas Moreton

About Nicolas Moreton

Nicolas Moreton is one of the rare artists who is much loved by critics and public alike and that stern arbiter Brian Sewell says "he is among his generation, unrivalled in technique". He has been the subject of numerous articles and TV programmes as his uniquely original approach has the ability to provoke surprise as well as pleasure.

Exhibition History of Nicolas Moreton

Solo Exhibitions
1989 "Moods, Moments and Experiences" (invited artist). The Mall Galleries, London
1991 "Recent Stone Carvings" (invited artist). North Wing, The Mall Galleries, London
1992 "New Carvings" Lamont Gallery, London
1993 "Sense of Stone" Hunt Jennings Gallery, London
1995 "Stonecarving" Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire
1996 "The Passion of Life" Lamont Gallery, London
1997 "Pregnant Stone" Goldmark Gallery, Rutland, Leicestershire
1999 "Elements" Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire
2001 "New Bronze Sculptures" Peter Gwyther Gallery, London
2002 "Passages" The Formal Gardens, Longleat House, Wiltshire
2004 "Touch Stones" Hutson Gallery, London
2004/6 National Stone Carving Touring Exhibition around English Cathedrals. Commencing June 2004, Southwell Minster, Lincoln and Gloucester 2005 and Manchester Cathedral 2006
2006 City Sculpture Walk. London.

Selected Exhibitions since 1995 (please ask for full CV from 1983 onwards)
1995-98 "British Art Fair" Business Design Centre, Islington, London
1995 "The I.C.R.F. Contemporary Draw" Christies, London
1996 "Ancient Meets Modern" Zimbabwean and British Stone Carving (sole British representative) Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
1997-98 "Men on Women" Oriel Theatre, Wales (touring exhibition)
1997 "The Discerning Eye" The Mall Galleries, London
1998 "Shaken not Stirred" Lamont Gallery, London
"Young Sculptors" Beaux Arts, Bath, Somerset
"20th Century Sculpture" Millfield School, Millfield Street, Somerset
1999 "Burghley House Sculpture Park" Stamford, Lincolnshire
2000 "Imagination for Cancer" Imagination Gallery, London
"The Bath Art Fair" Bath, Somerset
"Paper and Stone" (two person show) Parkview Fine Art, Bristol, Somerset
"Transformations" Lamont Gallery, London
"Conversation" Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
2000-01 "Royal Society of British Sculptors Exhibiton" London
2001 "British Art Fair" Business Design Centre, Islington, London
"Sherborne Festival" Sherborne Manor House, Sherborne, Dorset
"Millfield Summer Exhibition" Millfield Street, Somerset
"Silbury Group 10th Anniversary" Milton Keynes Gallery, Buckinghamshire
2002 British Art Fair 2002, London
"Art4Life" Christies, London
"Solid State" Burghley House Sculpture Park, Lincolnshire
"Sculpture in the Garden", Uxbridge, Oxfordshire
2003 Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, Surrey
Royal British Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, London
Summer exhibition. Hutson Gallery, London
Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park London Exhibition, London
Discerning Eye, London
2004 "Art4Life" Christies, London
House and Gardens Exhibition. Justin Gardner Gallery, Olympia, London
"Sculpture in Paradise" Chichester Cathedral, Chichester
Asian Lifestyle Festival. Invited Artist. Olympia, London
Hutson Gallery, London
2005
"The Kiss" Spectrum Gallery, London
"Art4Life" Christies, London
Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, Surrey
2006
"Stone", 18@108 Royal Society of British Sculptors, London
Cadogan Contempory, London
Goldmark Gallery, Rutland, Leicestershire
RHS Show Tatton Park, Cheshire (Invited Artist)
BlindArt, London.
2007
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Robert Bowman Gallery, London.
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham.
Spectrum, Abbey House, Wiltshire.
Sculpture in the Garden, Leicester University
Festival of Sculpture, Guernsey
2008
London Art Fair (Robert Bowman Gallery)
On Form 2008, Asthall, Oxfordshire
Chelsea Flower show
Touching Art Touching You. Royal Cornwall Museum
Art London, London
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
2009
London Art Fair (Robert Bowman Gallery)
Art Contact, Limberhurst, Cambridge
Art de Jardin, Oakham Rutland
Goldmark Gallery Uppingham, Rutland
Sculpture show, Thompson Gallery, London
2010
Anthony Hepworth Gallery, London
Thompson`s Gallery, London
On Form 2010 Asthall, Oxfordshire
The Garden Gallery, Hampshire
Art de Jardin, Oakham, Rutland
Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland.
National Sculpture Prize, Liverpool
2011
International Sculpture, Pietrasanta, Italy
FreshAir 2011, Quenington Gloucestershire
The Grove, Watford, Hertfordshire
Moncreiff Gallery, Surrey
21 Century ArtFair RCA London
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2012
On Form 2012, Asthall, Oxfordshire
20/21st Century Artfair. RCA, London
The Jose Art Fair, London
Artspace, Henley
Artbeat 2012 Woburn Abbey, Buckinghamshire
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
Moncreiff Gallery,Surrey
2013
RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Pride of the Valley)
Cookham Arts Festival
Moncrieff Gallery Surrey
Coughton House and Gardens, Warwickshire
Landscape Show 2013,Battersea,London

Biography / CV of Nicolas Moreton

1961 Born Watford, Hertfordshire
1981 - 82 Nene College School of Art and Design
1982 - 85 BA Hons in Fine Art at Wloverhampton Polytechnic
1986 Became self-employed
1995 Elected member of the Royal Scoiety of British Sculptors.

Awards and Prizes of Nicolas Moreton

1989 East Midland Arts Exhibition Award
1993 Shortlisted for Henry Moore Fellowship, University of Kent
1995 1st Prize Northamptonshire Contemporary Open
1995 Elected member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
1995 Shortlisted for Henry Moore Fellowship, John Moores University, Liverpool
1995 Sourthern Arts Regional Arts Lottery Grant for Sculptor in Residence
2002 2002 Southern Arts Regional Arts Lottery Grant for Sculptor in Residency
2004 East Midlands Arts Council grant for Sculptor in Residence at Southwell Minster. Southwell.
2005 New Partnership, Art and Business Award.
Arts Council grant for Artist In Residence at Gloucester Cathedral
2005 Arts Council grant for Artist in Residence at Manchester Cathedral.
2006 Awarded The Brian Mercer Residency at Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2007 Community Champion Award, East Midlands.
2010 National Sculpture Prize winner to be announced 13th August 2010

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Nicolas Moreton

Private Collections

Sir and Lady Alment
Lord Archer
George Melly
Brian Sewell
Burghley sculpture collection
Longleat House collection

Work can be found in many other private collections worldwide: Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Switzerland, New Zealand, United States of America.

Reviews of work by Nicolas Moreton

1989 Sculpture used in the film The Rachel Papers
1991 Anglia Television Moving Art
1992 Talking Sculpture BBC Radio South and East
1992 Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4
1992 Art Reviews, review of Lamont Show
1995 Talking Public Sculpture, Radio BBC South and East
1995 BBC Look East
1996 An Artists Diary, Art Review
1997 Romancing the Stone, Byron Rogers
1998 The Art Mart, John Windsor The Independent.

Public Works of Nicolas Moreton

Public Commissions
1987 "25th Jubilee sculpture" Weston Favell Upper School, Northampton
1995 "The Conversation" Milton Keynes City Square, Buckinghamshire
1995 "The Meeting" Milton Keynes City Square, Buckinghamshire
2000 "Visionary" Millennium Sculpture, University College, Northampton
2005 Cefn Henllan Stone Circle Project, Monmouthshire
2006 Shortlisted for Millfield School Commission, Somerset
2006 Shortlisted for Landmark Sculpture in East Midlands.
2007 Shortlisted for Millfield School Commission, Somerset.
Shortlisted for a Gateway Commission for Northampton.
Rock International Bank, Mayfair, London. Commissioned by Kelly Hoppen Interiors.
2008 Four sculptures for Northampton Central Museum, Northamptonshire
2008 Currently shortlisted for a landmark sculpture commission for the East Midlands by Bovis Homes
2009 "Dominicanes" Private Commission, London
2010 Public Commission at Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire
2011 Memorial Commission (Private), London
2011/12 Church Green, London. Commissioned by Bellway Homes.

Qualifications / Education of Nicolas Moreton

1981-82 Nene College School of Art and Design
1982-85 B.A. Hons in Fine Art (sculpture), Wolverhampton Polytechnic

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Nicolas Moreton

Catalogues

The Sculpture of Nicholas Moreton
Sense of Stone
Stone Carving
Ancient meets Modern
Men and Women
Pregnant Stone
Elements.

Teaching Experience

Many Educational Workshops and Talks.

current: (stone carving workshops)
University College of Northampton, Northampton
The Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre, Northampton
Northampton School for Boys

Price Range of Work

Nicolas Moreton's work has a price range from £1,000 to £26,000

Mediums utilised

Nicolas Moreton's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Nicolas Moreton's work is found in the following categories on site:
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (5)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (4)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (3)
Flower sculpture statue (3)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (3)
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary (3)
Nudes / Male Sculpture (3)
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue (2)
Outsize Big Large Fruit Flower Plant sculpture statue statuaryGarden Ornament (2)
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures (2)
Stylized People Sculptures (2)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (2)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Nicolas Moreton's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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