Originally from Somerset in south-west England, I moved to Ireland in 1979 and worked in Dublin until I retired in 2021. I now live in New Ross, Co. Wexford.
After graduating from Cardiff Art College in 1977 I worked in several London advertising agencies as an art director and visualiser. I moved to Dublin and was a freelance graphic designer and illustrator before leaving the commercial sector in 1983 to take a new direction in life: teaching art, design and photography to disabled and disadvantaged adults.
After a few years of teaching I felt a need to resume my own work whilst remaining in my "day job". So I took up a camera again in 2005. When I had last done any serious photography everything was film-based so I was fascinated by the digital revolution. I am delighted at how it has now made photography a commonplace activity for everyone.
I started exhibiting my photographs locally in 2006, and have had three solo exhibitions in the Dublin City Library and Archive. Cambridge University Press uses one of my images as a cover for an academic textbook on environmental issues.
In 2017 I put down the camera for a while to focus more on painting and drawing. I have sold my paintings in Ireland, the UK, the US, France and Germany. My current work reflects the same fascination with texture which also drives my photography. The two activities overlap, though for me painting is infinitely more fulfilling. Perhaps it reflects an older, quieter me - or perhaps not!
You can also visit my photography website: nickwarintonphoto.com