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Roy Nicholson is featured with works from his Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) series in a recent book by Catherine Kernan and E. Ashley Rooney, with Laura G. Einstein and Janice Oresman, published by Schiffer Publishing. The book is devoted to contemporary monotype and monoprint and features work by over 70 top artists in the United States. The book is available now and can be purchased through Schiffer Books or Amazon.


2022-07-21T12:01:55-04:00October 2nd, 2020|

Locally Sourced at The Heckscher

Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists was an exhibition of selected artists’ works in the permanent collection of The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY. Organized in celebration of the museum’s 100 year anniversary, Locally Sourced included artists with strong ties to the Long Island landscape, emphasizing women artists and featuring artists connected specifically to the town of Huntington. The exhibition was on view from 23 November 2019 to 15 March 2020 and included the work of over 85 artists, displaying Roy Nicholson’s Goldfish (49) II, 1983-84, a monotype and pastel on paper.

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Goldfish Paintings

2022-02-25T13:29:28-05:00November 8th, 2019|

Solar Impressions & International Masters

Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) 6/19Solar Impressions & International Masters / Collaborations in Printmaking opened at the Southampton Arts Center, in Southampton, New York, on November 16, and was on view through December 29, 2019. Presented by SAC and Inspiration Plus, the two-part exhibition featured giants in modern and contemporary art, along with talented artists jury-selected from all over the world.  The exhibitions were conceived by Sag Harbor artist and master printmaker Dan Welden.

Roy Nicholson’s Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) suite was included in the International Masters exhibition alongside works by Willem de Kooning, Dan Flavin, Kiki Smith, James Brooks, Lynda Benglis, Jane Freilicher, among others. International Masters originated at the Cape Cod Museum in 2017, concentrates on international artists that have collaborated directly with Welden to produce high quality impressions.

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Recent Prints

Selected Press 
The Press Group/ “Dan Welden Tells Tales Of Printmaking With Giants Of The Art World”, by Michelle Trauring, 18 Nov 2019
The Independent/ “The Science Of Printmaking, Sans Harsh Chemistry”, by Nicole Teitler, 29 Oct 2019

2022-06-27T10:26:09-04:00October 2nd, 2019|

Molly Barnes: Brown Bag Lunch Talk

As part of a series of Brown Bag Lunch Talks presented by Molly Barnes at the Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan, Long Island painter and designer of public projects, Roy Nicholson, interviews with Molly Barnes on Friday, September 28th, 2018, at 12 noon. The Roger Smith Hotel is located at 501 Lexington Avenue, at 47th Street, New York, NY 10017. Information and reservations, call Molly Barnes, 212.888.3588 or 212.755.1400.

2018-10-12T16:38:51-04:00September 12th, 2018|

“The Sweet Pea Suite and Works from the Toxic Garden Series”

Toxic Garden 9 (Lathyrus), 2014. Acrylic and oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches.

Toxic Garden 9 (Lathyrus), 2014. Acrylic and oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches.

A solo exhibition of works by Roy Nicholson is on display from June 16 to July 11, 2018, at the Dan Welden Studio/Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY. The Sweet Pea Suite and Works from the Toxic Garden Series includes paintings and solarplate etchings dating from 2006 to 2017. A Gallery Talk is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th at 5:30 pm. The gallery is open by appointment only.

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Toxic Garden Paintings

2023-01-20T13:46:10-05:00June 12th, 2018|

Southampton Arts Center

Toxic Garden 5 (Ipomoea), 2011. Oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches.

Toxic Garden 5 (Ipomoea), 2011. Oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches.

From March 30th through May 20th, 2018, the Southampton Arts Center presents East End Collected4, curated by artist, Paton Miller. In its fourth edition, the exhibition continues to reflect Miller’s vision of this area as an ideal environment for artists to create work. It celebrates 30 new artists, honors the collectors who have supported them, and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive.

Artists include Mary Abbott, Mike Ahearn, Hal Buckner, Perry Burns, Eteri Chkadua, Bonnie Cohen, Andrea Cote, Pierre Cote, Gregory de la Haba, James DeMartis, Ellen Frank, Elizabeth Geisler, Kimberly Goff, Elaine Grove, Michael Ferran, Sophie Howell, Dana Little, Steve Loschen, Kenny Mann, Mary Mattingly, Lindsay Morris, Roy Nicholson, Shimon Okshteyn, Mickey Paraskevas, Julia Scheuer, Kerry Sharkey-Miller, Liz Sloan, Neal Thomason, Abigail Vogel, and Dan Welden.

Roy Nicholson is represented with two large paintings from the Toxic Garden series: Toxic Garden (Lathyrus) and Toxic Garden (Ipomoea), both oil on linen and dated 2012 and 2011 respectively.

2022-02-25T13:33:20-05:00April 20th, 2018|

The Heckscher Museum

Goldfish (49) II FM

On August 5th The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY opened Ebb & Flow: Seascape and Shoreline Views, an exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection that reveals varied aspects of the coastal environment and the enduring allure of the sea. Included alongside works by Arthur Dove, Thomas Moran, Stan Brodsky, Betty Parsons, Jules Olitski, and Maurice Prendergast, among others, is Goldfish (49) II, 1983-84, a monotype and pastel on paper in the museum collection since 1992. The exhibition is on view through 12 November 2017.

2022-02-25T13:32:31-05:00September 29th, 2017|

The Cape Cod Museum

Cape Cod Installation web copy

A selection of twelve Solarplate etchings from the Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) series will be on view in the exhibition Printmaking Collaborations: International Masters at The Cape Cod Museum in Dennis, MA, from July 13 to September 17, 2017. This is an exhibition of lithographs and mixed-media prints created collaboratively with Dan Welden as Master Printer.

Laura G. Einstein writes in Journal of the Print World, “…this exhibition tributes a remarkable group of artists who have collaborated with Dan [Welden] at his Sag Harbor printmaking studio Hampton Editions Ltd., founded in 1972, that includes: Lynda Benglis, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jimmy Ernst, Dan Flavin, Kurt Vonnegut, Ibram Lassaw, Eric Fischl and Roy Nicholson, among others…. Roy Nicholson’s Toxic Garden, an edition of 19 solarplate monoprints–12 of which are on display in a grid-like suite, create an exquisite tableau that belies the toxic nature of the sweet pea plant in a variety of tones and shades. The masterful experiment in color juxtapositions causes the sweet pea to advance and retreat in a soft pattern akin to the 19th century designs of William Morris suggesting the rose and vine trellises in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Nicholson’s Toxic Garden assumes pride of place in an anteroom of this gallery.”

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New Solarplate Announced

2020-10-16T11:54:18-04:00June 23rd, 2017|

The Long Island Museum

Pond (31) (Nkisi)Roy Nicholson’s painting “Pond ( 31) Nkisi” is currently on view at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook NY, until October 20 2014. It is prominently displayed on the entrance panel to the exhibition which consists of 75 treasures from the collection to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the museum.

2019-02-12T22:40:48-05:00September 9th, 2014|

Herskovic Lecture

Throughout my career I have developed paintings in series. One painting will often suggest alternatives that can be followed and exploited. Ideas can spread like branches of a tree. Although I am most interested in the process of painting, I often use a computer to revisit earlier states of a painting and to try out color or form changes.

-Roy Nicholson

In 2012, as part of an ongoing series of talks organized and presented by Marika Herskovic, Roy Nicholson gave a lecture in which he describes how he navigates between abstraction and representation in his work ranging from large-scale paintings and painting installations, such as the Federal Reserve Bank’s 52 Weeks installation, to public commissions like those at Union Station in Los Angeles or Hicksville Station on Long Island, New York.

Click here to watch the lecture on YouTube

2022-05-27T13:45:42-04:00July 8th, 2012|