“Infused within me from a very young age, was a deep respect and love for the ocean, it’s coastlines and bordering landscapes. As a surfer, my connection to the ocean is a visceral one. As a result, it’s environment(s) has become a primary focus within my work. ” - Nic De Jesus
After honing his craft as a Staff Photographer and Art Director for an independent action sports magazine in his hometown of Cape Town, Nic emigrated to London in 2007. He spent the next few years focussing on photography while nourishing his skills as a draughtsman. Nic now works as a fine artist with a focus on drawing and painting. His work is in private collections around the world.
Nic’s inspiration comes from his adventures in the natural world. When he’s not drawing the landscape, he can be found trail running, paddling the oceans or surfing. Nic continues to explore the wonder of coastlines and it's bordering landscapes for his body of work, Mare Incognitum & A Light In The Valley.