The Artistry of Sculpture by Nicholas A. Price

Whilst paintings form an important element of my earlier artistic endeavours and still hold a special place in my heart, I always loved the opportunities and scope provided by the three-dimensional. I find sculpture a powerful and highly expressive medium and almost without boundaries, save the sheer size and impracticality of ones dreams and aspirations!
At first I sculpted in metal, copper, aluminium, and stainless steel, often creating pieces containing all three. I further produced and still create individual jewellery pieces in aluminium and sterling silver.

My next evolution was towards natural materials and hardwood was to become the basis of these works. In the past I looked at the possible limitations considering the longevity of such materials, however recalled beautiful examples of wood sculpture at The Louvre dating back to the Egyptian early 5th Dynasty and how the sculptor gained such freedom of expression over the carving and sculpting of stone.
I began to create furniture pieces in wood, both whimsical and practical and these evolved into a new body of sculptural work quite different from my metal sculptures and yet still holding many of my original individual nuances and ideas.

Hardwood itself is a touchy subject from an environmental point of view and after travelling through West Africa I noticed the extensive use of precious woods such as teak and mahogany, often these arrived from the slaughter of important forests and I wanted no part in the exploitation of such materials. Instead I decided to work with American timber such as cherry, maple, oak, cedar and camphor. I source these from trees that are lost to natural causes such as weather and occasionally ‘progress’ as it is termed. Although limited by the availability of such material I have been successful in acquiring, good quality supplies. Camphor and cedar provide wonderful natural aromas as well as diverse and individual colouring, whilst cherry and oak provide incredibly beautiful and durable timber.

To date I have created furniture from sycamore, cherry and oak and sculptures from cherry, camphor, oak and cedar. Recently I have started work on red maple. Each of my sculptures is individual, I never create replicas or subcontract any work away from my own hands. These sculptures are treated with natural finishes and oils and I shy away from harmful epoxy, solvents, stains and glue. Generally I create my sculptures on an individual basis and some are still available for acquisition, in the right circumstances I will undertake special commissions on request. 


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Nicholas Price with his sculpture "The Committee"
Nicholas Price creating his public art commission "Upward Trends"

Artist Biography


Nicholas Price has been commissioned by, and has collaborated with, many prestigious entities over the span of his artistic career, including Fortune 500 Companies. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Boston Globe, L.A. Times, USA Today - Life, Unique Homes Magazine, National News, and KNPR- National Radio.

Commissions include major public art sculptures and several private collectors.

Notably, some of his works in other mediums were recently acquired by one of the world's most prestigious institutions - the United States Library of Congress.

Nicholas Price's collections have been published in several different books; his work exhibited at key events and respected institutions throughout America including the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, The Springs Preserve, National Museum of the US Air Force, Library of Congress, Lloyd D. George Federal Building, International House of Blues,and  Neiman Marcus.
His work is collected in more than 35 countries.


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