Nicolas Moreton has been working as a stone carver for over 35 years and enjoys the versatility of British stone. He works mainly in Ancaster weatherbed limestone from Lincolnshire, which allows full expression to his hand carved chisel marks. He exploits the colour and texture of stone, whether rough-hewn or polished smooth. His work conveys an essence of the labour and energy that have gone into its creation. Nicolas is inspired by growth and fertility themes, subjects which reach far back into the most ancient preoccupations of European Civilisation; yet his work is anchored in the present.
Nicolas is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and won the National Sculpture Prize at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool in 2010. Major commissions include work for Rock International Bank in Mayfair, four sculptures for Northampton Central Museum, and his 2019 public art project 'The Pinnacle' at Clonkeen College, Dublin. Nicolas’s work had been shown at the Discerning Eye, Royal Academy and at the Chelsea Flower Show and can be found in several notable private collections in the UK and worldwide: Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand and the USA. This year see's Nicolas Moreton's first major retrospective exhibition, 'Making a Mark,' at New College Oxford which runs until the 8th July.