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Artist to visit Minco Schools on Jan. 6th
Tuesday, 12.15.2009, 05:51pm (GMT-5)

Christopher Nick will be presenting on Jan. 6th to the Kindergarten – 12 grade students at Minco Public Schools. This is an exceptional opportunity for the Minco students to receive art experience with a professional artist. 

Christopher brings a unique blend of commercial illustration and fine art paintings with him to his presentations.  With his formal training of the old masters, he will clearly explain how the old master techniques apply to both his picture books and commercial illustration. This visit begins with a slide presentation of various and diverse work, followed by a short question and answer segment for the students. He will then finish the lecture with a drawing demonstration, which provides an opportunity for complete student participation.

This visit combines insightful art education with a whole lot of fun and also gives the students the great opportunity to bring home printed images of my work that can be personally signed. Those images are made very affordable with a price range from 25 cents to $5.

 

 

Christopher nick was born and raised in rural Oklahoma and received his formal art training at the Atelier LeSueuer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Atelier school system is based on the curriculum of training the artist in the tradition of the old masters.  Mr. Nick's training descends directly from the 17th century artist Jacques-Louis David.

Christopher was then able to refine his skills by copying old master paintings in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  After completing several highly finished copies, he continued his training by apprenticing in the studio of the national illustrator Mike Wimmer (All the Places to Love, Babe Ruth, Will Rogers).  Christopher became Mr. Wimmer's full time assistant before branching out on his own as a full time professional artist.  After several years of freelancing in his home's backyard studio, Christopher's client list continues to grow.  He has worked successfully with numerous publishing houses such as: Simon-Schuster, Holt-Reinhart-Winston, Scholastic and American Greeting.  His most recent advertising campaign has been with McDonalds and Dr. Pepper's 35th anniversary poster.  Christopher's current collectable plate market series of dog breeds has topped well over 100,000 plates sold and continues to rise.  His images have been published on book covers, children's books, figurines, textiles, puzzles, ceramics, calendars, greeting cards and magazines.

In 2001 Christopher was chosen among Oklahoma artists by First Lady Kathy Keating to paint the state's Official Oklahoma Governor's Christmas Card.  The original oil titled 'Believe' is now in the collection of the Governor's Mansion.

Mr. Nick's paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and are owned by Hollywood celebrities, the Oklahoma State Capitol Building, corporate headquarters and many private collections.  His work has been featured in American Artist Magazine and he is a current member of the National American Portrait Society.  He devotes all of his professional time illustrating and painting portraits.  Christopher works with the finest oils and paints on Belgium Linen.  Mr. Nick lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, their two dogs and two cats.

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