Nicolas Coles

Sculpture Artist

Cornwall based artist Nicolas Coles works with ceramics and woodcraft. With experience in partnering in community arts projects, commissioned work and exhibiting his work in The Royal Cornwall Museum Gallery. Nicolas often themes his work around ancient nordic history or mythology. 

 

Partnering with local art projects such as 4Elementz CIC, Create CIC and Krowji/Creative Kernow Nick has grown as an artist and been mentored to carving our a career in the arts. Having left school to work as a scaffolder for nearly 20 years Nicolas did not have many opportunities to follow his artistic passions. However, being neurodivergent and finding out he has ADHD meant that he could not let his creative passion rest. In 2018 Nicolas took an evening class in sculpture in clay at Penwith College Penzance and has largely self taught himself in his spare time. 

 

Now Nicolas has the skills and has grown from his experience, he is pursuing his first Arts Council England grant bid. Hoping it will give him the opportunity to become a full time artist and build his portfolio as a community sculpture artist. 

'This last year has changed my life. Seeing my work in The Royal Cornwall Museum Gallery and being able to make a living from commissioned sculptures, is a dream come true. Nothing makes me happier than being creative and expressing myself though my sculptures.' 

Gallery exhibition - Paint 4 Peace

Exhibition- Paint 4 Peace  @ The Royal Cornwall museum April 2022.

Nicolas had the opportunity to contribute to an exhibition in the prestigious Royal Cornwall Museum. He was the only sculpture artist amongst a collective of fantastic Cornwall based street artists, writers and painters. This photo is taken with Nicolas, his daughter Skyla and his artwork on display. 

Head sculptures

The viking head was a commissioned piece I have been working on in 2022. If you are interested in a similar piece please contact me below for commissioned work. 

Gallery of Art work

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