Nick’s art brings building roaring to life

Artist Nick English with his finger painted Lion
Artist Nick English with his finger painted Lion
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BY day he’s an optician but in his spare time Nick English is a budding finger artist.

Now his work is the latest piece of art to be displayed in Rotherham’s unusual open air art gallery – involving buildings around the town centre.

Nick, of T English Optician was happy to allow a blank wall of his Wellgate property to be used for the Gallery Town project.

And he was even happier when he found out he could display his own work there.

Nick said: “I paint wildlife as a hobby using my fingers.

“This method gives texture to the piece and is also fun to do.”

Nick’s artwork, a literally hand-painted lion, is among 60 pieces of art by local, national and world-renowned artists and schoolchildren.