Art, Education and Entertainment
I'm Nicholas DeGroot; an acrylic landscape artist, live performance painter, illustrator and art teacher, living in Wortley Village, London, Ontario - And I want to share my passion for art with everyone. I perform at parties, weddings, fundraisers and for groups. I have just published my first book, a Wortley Village colouring book. Click About to find out more.
I invite you to visit my online Gallery to explore my recent work.
I work quickly to keep the painting loose and expressive; but also to allow an audience to experience the artistic process live. To find out about hiring me to paint for you and your guests at an up-coming event, please, visit my Live Art page .
Your questions, comments and criticisms are welcome. If you have any questions, would like to commission an original work, or find out about arranging a group demo or an private art lesson, just Contact me.
Many paintings on this site are available for sale; let me know if there are any you are interested in Collecting. Prints of many paintings, illustrations and desgns are available on my Deviantart.com page.
Art Instruction & Demonstration
Paint Parties & Art Salons
Larger Sizes + Longer Times: I am happy to work larger; with bigger boards sessions will be longer & cost more. Contact me for information.
Nic DeGroot's Wortley Village Colouring Book: Volume 1
I have published my first book of line illustrations of local London architecture. I have been drawing interesting Old South homes, businesses and community spaces for a series of colouring books that celebrate the amazing neighbourhood where I live.
The book is available at various shops in Wortley Village; Plant Matter Kitchen, Village Harvest Bakery, Heaven Scent, Curiosities and Perriwinkle Glass/Heist.
If you are downtown, you can find copies for sale at the Muse gift shop at Museum London, Attic Books, The Framing+Art Centre, Oxford Books and Uber Cool.
Line drawn architectural portraits can be commissioned, starting at $150
Commissions and Art Sales - affordable custom art.
"I have something I want painted."
Send me pics of anything you think you'd like to see in paint at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always looking for photo inspiration and if I like it I may paint it. I will sell it for $1.50 per square inch if you decide you would like to buy it.
"Is that a commission?"
No. If you hire me to paint a specific image for you at a certain size, you pay to have it made to order. Not every photo sent will make a good painting, and some may never get painted. The price, however, is the same whether a painting is commissioned or not. Non-Commission art is sold 'first come, first served'.
"Do you paint murals and other surfaces?"
Yes I do. Starting price is $1.50 per square inch
(extra time + materials may cost more)