"the Escoda brush epitomizes the level of commitment and excellence I strive for in my work, and I am proud to exclusively use the best artist brushes available today"
(Washington DC, USA)
Nicholas Simmons paints in watermedia on a scale that rivals oil painting.
His subject matter is a dazzling mix of figures juxtaposed with printed lettering, graffiti, Japanese block prints, neon lights, reflections, and lavish corners of nature.
He is one of six painters in the newly-formed North American Watercolor Artist group, which will represent the United States in various international exhibitions.
Simmons uses a single synthetic series BARROCO for all his fantastic paintings. His first set includes series 1410 round brushes # 8, 12, and 20 and the second set also a round # 16 and series 2336 mottler # 18 for backgrounds and larger surfaces. According to Simmons, the round brushes point extraordinarily well, allowing the artist to paint the entire work of art with a single large size brush.