Nicholas Chaundy is a contemporary portrait artist and figurative painter based in Florence.
He is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art, Falmouth University and Central St Martins.
He is currently a principle instructor in the intermediate and advanced painting programs at the Florence Academy of ArtNicholas first studied art at Central St Martins where he received his Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts and then moved to Falmouth, Cornwall to study Fine Arts at Falmouth University. Here, having received no prior formal training Nicholas used the three-year programme to fully immerse himself in the world of fine art, reading about, practicing and discovering the techniques of traditional painting and drawing that had been used for hundreds of years.After graduating, he moved to Bristol to start working as a portrait painter. He then moved to Florence to study at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art. Here he went on to further his understanding of nineteenth century techniques in portraiture, figurative and still life work. Whilst studying at the Florence Academy Nicholas received a scholarship and completed the three-year programme in just over two years.
As a painter, Nicholas specialises in contemporary realism with a strong emphasis on investigating the nuances that have inspired and given rise to great artists of the past five hundred years. He uses these nuances to create works with a certain theme or aesthetic indicative of historic ‘styles’ or movements in Art.