Nichol Wheatley is a Scottish landscape artist who has enjoyed an extensive and varied art career since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1993. Undertaking a variety of art projects after graduating, Nichol also served as a tutor in the continuing education department of the Glasgow School of Art for 18 years. In 1999 he set up Perfect Circle, a commercial fine art company which he successfully ran for 15 years. During this time, he also started Maryhill Art School alongside two other tutors and set up and ran Strange Frames, a bespoke framing company, before making the decision to focus on his art full-time.
Over the years Nichol has worked on a variety of projects. He has enjoyed working and collaborating with his hero, Scottish author and artist Alasdair Gray in the production of his visual work and public projects as well as crafting huge mosaics and murals, acting as the arts consultant for infrastructure projects and working for Oscar winning film designers.
Best known for his crepuscular landscapes and the great stillness that he conveys, his most famous work being the large cycle of murals that tell the story of Tam o’Shanter at Glasgow’s West End Òran Mór, where he has placed the fantastical tale firmly in the Scottish landscape.
Now living and working from his newly built countryside studio, he continues his love of painting the Scottish landscape among other passions.
His next project will be the Beithir, a one hundred and twenty meter long sculpture that will be made of concrete and community mosaics at Stockingfield bridge in North West Glasgow.