Nicholas Simmons

Major influences  are the paintings of John Singer Sargent, Joaquin  Sorolla, Andrew Wyeth, and the prints of Robert Motherwell,  and Mauricio Lasansky. Mr. Simmons' work instantly earns the admiration of artists in all mediums.  "I  produce very few traditional watercolors anymore; my best work embraces an oil painter's sense, combined with the striking effects that only water-based media can achieve. I strive to compose either an abstract perspective of the real, or an engaging interpretation of the unreal."