PRATT, Nicholas D

1952 - ?

Nicholas D. Pratt was born at Willeson, London in 1952, son of David A. Pratt and his wife Geraldine E. née Fitzgerald, who married at Winchester in 1947. He studied at Kingston College of Art (foundation) and animation and sculpture at Guildford School of Art from 1970 to 1973 then completed a sculpture degree at West Surrey College of Art. He married in 1984, the painter Emily Whalley [q.v] and they moved to Southwold, Suffolk where he lives and works with his wife. He has exhibited widely in Suffolk and London, including the Piers Cheetham Gallery and at the Miami Beach Art Fair. He quotes I love to draw from life, being with animals and birds, watching, listening and trying to gain some understanding, making drawings that attempt to capture some of their particular dynamism. I draw at wildlife parks and zoos trying to bring back to the Studio some of the excitement and movement I feel from these encounters with wild creatures. I may do many drawings but only one or two will really have the essence of what I have observed, the fleeting glance of a shift in movement or stance. But still some part of the creature will seep in and what is revealed will form a vital part of the Sculpture.




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