Art, Education and Entertainment for All
I'm Nicholas DeGroot; an acrylic artist, performance painter, illustrator and art teacher, living in Wortley Village, London, Ontario - And I want to share my passion for art with everyone. I create paintings live at parties, weddings, fundraisers and for groups.
When I knife paint landscapes I work quite quickly to keep the painting loose and expressive; but also to allow viewers to see my artistic process. If you have any questions about my art, would like to commission an original work, or find out about arranging a group demo or a private art lesson, just Contact me.
Prints of many paintings, illustrations and designs are available on my Deviantart.com page. If there are any paintings you would like to have made available as prints, let me know. I am always looking for feedback.
Art Instruction & Demonstration
Event Performance $195/hr (painting included):
I offer entertaining demonstrations of acrylic painting for your events; weddings, birthdays, fundraisers, business, etc.
Group Demonstration $60/hr (painting not included):
As I paint a new original work, I will explain my process & answer questions; an great introduction to acrylic painting.
Private Art Lessons $25/hour (supplies not included):
One-on-One lessons will let you learn exactly what you want: principles, techniques, even art history. You can invite a friend or two to join your lesson for $10/hr more per person.
Discount Rates: available for seniors, people living with handicaps and charitable groups.
Private Paint Parties
'Paint Party' - $50 per Person*:
Get some friends together & I will guide you through painting an original acrylic landscape. I will provide the all the art supplies: paint, knives & 8x10 art boards.
(*minimum 3 people / aprox. 2 hr lesson)
Larger Sizes + Longer Times: I am happy to work much larger; with bigger boards sessions will be longer & cost more. Contact me for specifics.
Got Your Own Supplies: If you have all the materials, and would rather use them, then I offer a discounted Paint Party rate of $30 per person for a 2 hour lesson.
Nic DeGroot's Wortley Village Colouring Book: Volume 1
I 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.
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.
"I will draw your house" - 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 email@example.com. 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'd 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)