Olsen Gallery presents Nicholas Harding’s new works at the gallery’s Sydney venue.The new works of artist Nicholas Harding will be on display at the Olsen Gallery. One of the highly regarded British-Australian artist, Harding is known for his large scale painted portraits and pen and ink drawings. Harding’s works embrace lush paintings on the same themes along with flowers, beach and river scenes and caravan parks are now in high demand from collectors. The artist came to Australia from England as a six-year-old and after studying for a BA he worked for twenty-two years as a freelance animator. During this course, he became known, early on, for huge pen and ink depictions of the railway tracks and shabby streets of inner Sydney, and the scrubby trees of the beaches of the north coast of New South Wales. Nicholas Harding (b. 1956) has been a regular exhibitor in the Archibald, Wynn, Dobell, and Sulman prizes. His earlier exhibits include Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Sydney Universities and Schools Club Prize, Sydney Favourites and the SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney. Group exhibitions include “Drawing” at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and “Heads” at Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney In 2001, the first of several triumphant years, Harding won the Dobell Drawing Prize as well as the Archibald. Harding was the most-represented artist in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Idle Hours in 2009-2010. A major retrospective of his work, “Nicholas Harding: Drawn to Paint” was inaugarated at the SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney over the same period. The exhibition will be on view from August 9 through August 27, 2017 at Olsen Gallery, 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra NSW 2025 Sydney Australia. For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/olsen-irwin/overviewClick on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.