Accessible Art, Education + Entertainment
"Hi. 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 teach art privately to individuals, and to groups. I design art for fashion and decor. I paint for myself, mainly expressive, knifed landscapes and graphic, modern portraits, but I also accept commissions. I occassionally illustrate for web and print. And, I create paintings live at parties, and talk about my process as I work, weddings, fundraisers and for groups (Events are 1-3 hours) .
When I paint landscapes with the palette knife (*also called a painting knife) 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 of my 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 ideas and feedback.
Art Instruction & Demonstration
Event Performance $195/hr (painting included):
I create a new acrylic painting for you and your guests, live at your event; weddings, birthdays, fundraisers, business, etc.
Group Demonstration $60/hr (painting not included):
As I paint a new work, I will explain my process & answer all your questions; an entertaining introduction to art and 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 2 to join you for just $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
Volume 2 is almost complete, and I am looking for local sponsors to help me get it printed. If you have an Old South business, and would like to be promoted in the colouring book please contact me at email@example.com
Commissions and Art Sales - affordable custom art.
"I have something I want to see painted."
Send me suggestion pics of anything you think you'd like to see in paint at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always looking for photos to inspire me, and if I like it I may paint it. If I do, then I will sell it for $1.50 per square inch (shipping not inc.) if 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.
That said ... Not every suggestion will make a good painting, and some may never get painted. Non-Commission art is sold 'first come, first served'.
"Do you paint murals & on other surfaces?"
Yes I do. Starting price is $1.50 per square inch
(extra time + materials may cost more)