Nicholas Duval-Smith is a Motueka-based Sculptural Artist. Born & educated in Ōtepoti, Nicholas has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Jewellery & two Diplomas majoring in Jewellery & Sculpture at Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Arts. Nicholas creative practice searches for the 'meeting point' between his love for nature & simplicity.
Through his bronze sculptures. Nicholas aims to make forms that people can attach meaning to & create their own stories. Nicholas collection has a series of group objects such as the 'Moving Mountains' series or the 'Family Trees' series, these bronze sculptures have been designed around the idea of 'dynamic relationships'. The motifs that are seen throughout Nick's sculptures stem from his inspiration for mobility, fluidity & connection.