Nick Sheehy is an Australian-born artist and illustrator living in London.
After studying bronze sculpture in the wilds of Tasmania, Nick gave up on art only to re-discover his love of drawing whilst living in London, sparked by an interest in the city’s low brow art, illustration, street art, and graffiti.
In his work, Nick explores the dreamlike, sometimes semi-autobiographical scenes and oddball characters that echo from his childhood imagination.
Employing a laborious technique, building up layers of texture and thin colour, his work infuses precision and attention to detail with random abstraction and clumsiness. He enjoys drawing various weird things for himself, exhibitions, publications, and occasionally the odd client.
As Above, So Below, Arch Enemy Arts (Philadelphia), 2016
Brink, Antler Gallery (Portland), 2016
Summer Soirée, Copro Gallery (Santa Monica), 2015
Juxtapoz - 20 Years Under the Influence, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 2015
Pictoplasma - Character Portrait Exhibition, Monterrey (Mexico) / Berlin, 2014
Suggestivism: Chronology, Copro Gallery (Santa Monica), 2014
Metamorphosis - Nick Sheehy, Atomica Gallery (London), 2014
Pictoplasma - Post Digital Monsters, La Gaite (Paris), 2011
Tiny Pencil, www.tinypencil.com
Pictoplasma - Character Portraits, Thaler & Denicke, 2014
The Mammoth Book of Skulls, Robinson / Running Press
Pictoplasma - Character Compendium, Thaler & Denicke, 2012
Nobrow 7, www.nobrow.net
Soul Pancake, Rainn Wilson, book.soulpancake.com
Street Sketchbook, Tristan Manco
Pictoplasma -The Character Encyclopaedia, Thaler & Denicke, 2006
Secrets of Digital Illustration - A Master Class in Commercial Image-making, Lawrence Zeegan
Ammo Magazine, Ammo Website
Computer Arts Projects, Computer Arts website
Whitelines Snowboarding Magazine, Whitelines Website
Lamono, Lamono Digital
Belio Magazine, Belio website
Armada, Ski Design
Rome, Snowboard Design
Submarine Channel, Character and background development
Nickelodeon, Character development