Nicolas Fox grew up in New York City and on Cape Cod. Coming from a sailing family, his greatest early memories are tooling around Stage Harbor in his O’Day Daysailor and getting to steer a Westsail 63′ from Edgartown to Hyannis. In Chatham, Mass, Nick worked at Chatham Bars Inn as a beach boy. When not rigging sunfishes for tourists and picking up towels, the job gave him many hours to sketch boats, water, and the sky.
After graduating from Harvard College, Nick spent too many years toiling in boring offices while continuing to paint. A stint as a graphic designer and artist for a home furnishings company reawakened his desire to pursue painting as a career. He leapt at the chance to study with Scott Thomas Balfe, a painter in the Hudson River School tradition, and has since dedicated himself to maritime and continental realist painting.
Nick is represented by the Copley Society, Newbury Street, Boston, MA where he has been in several shows both in 2017 & 2018. He was part of the ASMA Exhibition, Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Oxnard, CA; Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Stem the Tide: ASMA Exhibition, Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Oxnard, CA; the 37th Annual American Academy of Equestrian Art Show, Aiken, SC; ASMA Invitational and the American Waterways Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT. Additionally, he is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).
Nick lives in North Chatham, NY with his wife and children.