Born in 1948, Bromley, Kent, England, Nicholas James Philip Wegner, Nicholas Philip James from 2002; father Fritz Wegner illustrator (1924-2015) Mother Janet, writer and journalist. He studied Painting with Keith Vaughan and Frank Auerbach at the Slade School, UCL, 1966-70 and and History of Art (MA) 1994-95 at Kingston University. His primary attraction to landscape was developed in works made on site in Sussex, , Cornwall and the Lake District, progressing to city views of London and Paris.
He has exhibited at The RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists and regularly with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Winsor& Newton and Ranelagh Prize Winner; elected full member ROI 2006. He has exhibited at Whittington Fine Art, Henley; Manor House Gallery Chipping Camden Oxfordshire, Courcoux & Courcoux Stockbridge Hampshire; Beaulieu Fine Arts Hampshire, Fisherton Mill Salisbury, Wold Galleries, Bourton on the Water Glos; Bourne Galleries Reigate; The Turner Gallery Exeter, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Smith Gallery Teddington, Lime Tree Gallery Bristol and in 2016-17 M1 Fine Art Greenwich. Works are held in collections in England and America.
From 1973-78 he operated The Gallery 65a Lisson Street producing combine projects with Vaughan Grylls, Rita Donagh, John Latham, Gerald Newman, Stephen Wiillats and Jonathan Miles. With Sarah Batiste he edited Cv Journal from 1988-91, forming Cv Publications in 1992 and Cv/Visual Arts Research in 1995, publishing over 350 books, monographas and 200 audiobooks
Reviews and comments The seeming variety of painting styles, at one point representational and then at another so abstract. Also the use of color is right on. Vivid in the more abstract landscapes and then more subtle and unexpected in the cityscapes. Jack ONeill, Elm Hill Gallery, Houston
His large townscapes express a romantic classicism recalling Richard Parkes Bonington. The artists small watercolours make an innovative interpretation of the landscape. Exhibition at Reades Gallery, Aldeburgh, reviewed by Richard Inman in the East Anglian Daily Times.
The seeming variety of painting styles, at one point representational and then at another so abstract. Also the use of color is right on; vivid in the more abstract landscapes and then more subtle and unexpected in the cityscapes Jack ONeill, Elm Hill Gallery, Houston
Stunning open moorland landscapes The Gallery Seen Newsletter Devon
The drawings and watercolours appeal to me personally