A few years ago I had the privilege of interviewing some of my favorite watercolor artists, including the inspiring and innovative Nicholas Simmons! More than any watercolorist I know, his work pushed the envelope of what is possible in watercolors. I'm crazy about his work.
And how can you not be intrigued by a man described as:
Often referred to as the bad boy of water-colour for his defiance of the rules and practices attached to the medium, Nicholas Simmons takes water colors to newer and fresher heights. His ability to take risks with his artwork and letting the painting take its own course without over planning and trying to control the colors too much is what sets his paintings apart and breathes life into them.
Last year, the world was saddened by his unexpected death, at 47 years old. He was an enthusiastic artist and accomplished musician, a husband, and a father. He is missed by so many around the world.
I shared this interview in the Northwest Watercolor Society newsletter a few years ago.
For the complete article, just click on the image of the first page of the interview below. Enjoy!