Nicholas James Juett
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Nicholas Juett - Two Juetts (C.O.S. 2015)

Second Phase “The Straights” – epic in scale & content ‘museum quality’ paintings to enjoy

Ship interiors with a sense of the fantastical, achieved through his classic paint language.

Nicholas Juett – Two Juetts

The dramatic voyage of discovery of Manhattan by the artist’s seafaring ancestor in 1609, imagined in three different types of subject matter presented in a series of small, medium and larger oils. Other works of familiar local streets & bridges still available


Visit Nicholas all day Saturday. In addition to the C.O.S. exhibition the restaurant will be taking lunch bookings Noon-2.30 (advance booking recommended) or pop in on the Sunday for complimentary glass of refreshment and a chat (kitchen closed).

  • The Straights – epic scaled narratives, on ship, expressed in oils

Also on show are two substantial pictures that convey the tragic voyage to Hudson Bay Canada, in broad strokes and fine detail.  Another one of this epic series is on display in the windows of DPA Architects & once architecture, 96 King Street, Cambridge, CB1 1LN. As resident artist Nicholas has a dedicated window display showing other architectural paintings at reasonable prices.  Please contact the artist with any sales enquiries on 07752 158 821



Robert Juett preliminary charcoals into painting

First Phase “Embark & Embarkation” – affordable ‘start-up’ pictures

Early 17th century ships The Half Moon and The Discovery, as seen from a distance on the River Cam.

Nicholas Juett – Two Juetts

The dramatic voyage of discovery of Manhattan by the artist’s seafaring ancestor in 1609, imagined in three different types of subject matter presented in a series of small, medium and larger oils. Other works of familiar local streets & bridges still available.


Visit Nicholas all day Saturday. In addition to the C.O.S. exhibition the restaurant will be taking lunch bookings Noon-2.30 (advance booking recommended) or pop in on the Sunday for complimentary glass of refreshment and a chat (kitchen closed).

  • Embarkation & Embark – charcoals into oils capturing river views with ships

Work on sale starts at £250 for framed charcoals that the artist used as working drawings for creating oil on linen pictures (92cm square) priced at just £550.  There are in total ninety-two sketched drawings the artist developed through ship research, combined with river pictures documented over the years. So look out for more paintings in the pipe-line, and add yourself to the waiting list by emailing


Future Juett - Oils by commission, dramatisation of ship-life c17th

Third Phase “Sea Passage” – small oils based on artist’s still life sketch research

Dialogue with the artist required, explore potential mutual interest that best suits ongoing project (see for more information.)

  • Sea Passage – interior ship-life researched & sketched, ready for commission painted in Oils

Finally, if you fancy a commission the artist is willing to experiment with expressing life on ship, in both broad strokes and fine detail captured in rich oils – converting ship interior settings to include still-life narratives relevant to the times. You could commission the dramatisation of Nicholas’ extensive research into c17th London as well as Arctic exploration. These paintings enable reflection upon those Elizabethan & Jacobean times on board the two ships The Discovery and The Half Moon.  For more clarity visit Nicholas’ dealer Chris Williams at


Sponsorship Opportunities

Commercial Partnerships:

Nicholas has sourced quality artisan products and that selection provides the opportunity for future sponsorship to carry into planned exhibitions here and abroad.

Leading into the finished product of oil on linen, are many sketches including water-colours, notated drawings and charcoal. There are also notations in the margins of many of the books read.

Looking for partnerships, Nicholas selected specific artist material brands chosen for their quality. Oil paint suppliers exclusively: Jackson’s, London; Vasari, New York; and Old Holland, Netherlands. Painted on Winsor & Newton 100% linen 13oz and Russell & Chapple’s Belgium linen 14oz.  Non-framed, edge-finished with Farrow & Ball “Mouse’s Back” colour.  Charcoal drawings framed in either a deep chocolate or sandy thin-frame finish supplied by local framer.

Academic Mentoring:

With the liaison of sponsors’ Language Testing 123, Russell Whitehead has convened meetings arranged to encourage links which could aid the artist in better managing his research into this type of Arctic exploration.  List supplied upon request. 

Artist Statement for reasons why this new body of work:

Nicholas Juett writes: In these particular paintings, interpreting factual information in a visual format could have led to some rather dry illustrations without movement, felt emotion or passion:  dry ‘reporting’ rather than good fiction. I have always been seeking the opposite and my unusual handling of colour and dynamic brushwork, as well as variety across the surface of the canvas, aims to achieve a more contemporary language for painting that is heartfelt. Finding ways to pastiche another artist without copying has also been a feature of my work, developed when living, training and painting in the USA. Happily, this exploration of my namesake’s journal brings back these qualities which some members of the public may have seen in the Williams Art ‘21’ exhibition where some interesting canvases were exhibited dating from the early 1990’s.

Artist’s Who Do You Think You Are:

Ships, shores, colonisation, mutiny and the beginning of New York: a substantial group of paintings based around the c17th voyages of discovery to Northern America.

Robert Juett, a seasoned sailor, lived in Limehouse with his wife and daughter, who later emigrated to Virginia. Robert died off the coast of Ireland on the fateful return journey aged thirty-two.  His life was formed by a particularly fascinating part of history that has resonance today.




Take The Juett Tour

Twitter:                       #juett1609

Sponsor:                     Language Testing 123 ArtsLink

Paint supplies:           Jackson’s, London; Vasari, New York; Old Holland, Netherlands

Representation:         Chris Williams, Williams Art, 07525 269 804

Web galleries:           visit the virtual galleries of all available work, pricing and resume



The Oak Bistro:        Speak with James Partridge or Philip Newman for any enquiries

The Great Northern

Clarendon Arms

DPA Architects & once architecture

  • There are many affordable paintings still for sale - please visit my gallery dealer web page and get in touch.
  • Sorry but the 'prizes' were advertised for 2013 Cambridge Open Studios.  Still - these venues are great places to see my work and enjoy their food!


There will be a Private View for all my mates on Sunday 5th (USA was day before:(

You are warmly invited to my Sunday Celebration at the Oak Bistro.

Join me for a chat and catch-up over a glass of prosecco between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday 5 in the courtyard garden.

On show will be a small selection of my more familiar works - streets and bridges of Cambridge - but this will be the first major showing of my exciting new 'voyage of discovery' (details below).

See you soon!


    My Events

    Artist on hunt for color (colour)
    15 Feb 2015 - 17:30
    Artist seeks opportunity for a new oil paint pigment colour!
    Artist on hunt for color (colour)


    Two Ships / Two Juetts
    400 year old voyage of intrepid explorers captured in paint seeking a passage to China. The gruelling voyage to Manhattan in 1609 imagined in paint, ignited by the artist’s ancestor. Other paintings available.
    Two Ships / Two Juetts

    charcoal, oil painting, pencil
    Roads into Rivers & Ships expressed in my signature Oils. Find me and Waves of Discovery II in my working studio upstairs. Petite garden art-shed.
    • Commissions Taken
    • Tuition Given

    In February 2016 Juett’s exhibition 'Waves of Discover, Part I', ran at the King's Art Centre, King's College, to great success. Since then you may have seen Part II at a local venue facing the Catholic Church – but there is more to come!


    Now it is your turn to find out how these series of paintings came into being. Visit his modest working studio environment and engage with the artist.


    If you remember his previous types of subject matter exhibited with COS, then come along to discover the few remaining streets of Cambridge; as well as his Bridges over the river Cam – in the garden art-shed.


    Currently, Nicholas is engaged in brand new painting and drawings which echo the artist’s responses to the discovered journal by namesake Robert Juett and his travels with Henry Hudson on long searches for the Northwest Passage to China.


    “The expedition of 1609 took the Dutch vessel The Half-Moon to what is now known as the Hudson River, and Robert Juett describes their journey all the way to Albany. The fateful 1611 voyage on 'The Discovery' stranded sailors for a year in the southern part of Hudson Bay causing a mutiny. Hudson's discoveries laid the groundwork for Dutch colonisation of the Hudson River region, as well as English land claims in Canada.” Quoted from Cambridge News, 2016.


    Juett’s artistic journey started in Cambridge, and has lead to finding out about the nature of exploring the Arctic. He visited maritime museums abroad for a better understanding of ships in the early seventeen century. He has read up on those past times for clarity, which can inform his contemporary paintings in subtle ways.


    “I was fascinated, intrigued and captivated by Robert Juett’s account and went on to explore deeper into those times. My own artistic journey started in Cambridge, finding out about early exploration at the Scott Polar Research Institute. Additional research and readings led to a visit to the Amsterdam Maritime Museum, and back here to my modest studio where all these ideas manifested in a creative output.”


    If you witnessed Nicholas James Juett’s exhibition at King’s College then you would have read the following description:


    “Ships are often the subject for conventional treatment in art, but in disregarding tradition, Nicholas’ work shows us the humdrum paraphernalia of shipboard life: we see huge cheeses left carelessly lying among tools and rope work; we are shown an icy outer world through the exploded side of the ship; and in an echo of the bizarre sight the ship must have presented to the native Americans on the coast of Nova Scotia and to the Inuit in Newfoundland, we also see strangely proportioned barques sailing down the River Cam.


    Nick plans to pursue further ways of conveying the Arctic experience, exploring the region without leaving the artist’s studio. His creative response helps give a picture of early seafaring through his research in books, the Internet and gathering information from maritime museums on trips to Amsterdam, London and Lisbon. Reading historical references of the time (not just in pictures) and learning about later expeditions archived at the Polar Institute, has a part to play in a more modern visual response to the early 17th century in this show at King’s Art Rooms.” Nigel Meager, Art Teacher, King’s College.


    Web Guide Image Credit: ‘By kind permission of the Provost and Scholars of King’s College, Cambridge,’ photographer J. E. © Focus 5 photography, 2016    


    Finally, the artist will be leaving his studio in 2017-18 for expeditions into the Polar Regions. Nicholas has been sponsored by Nick Phillips (where he is resident artist to the architect’s office at 96 King Street CB1 1LN) and is hoping to join up with the James Caird Society for potential art placement with Ocean’s One.


    At the invitation of Alexandra Shackleton he will be exploring possible avenues of opportunity, to make art research in the Antarctic and further his knowledge of the Polar Regions.


    As a finalist for an Arctic artist residency (2016) via the Friends of the Scott Polar Institute, this has motivated Nicholas to pursue ways to enhance his knowledge via other Polar institution opportunities. The result of these potential excursions and resulting work tentatively scheduled for exhibit at King’s College, Cambridge University in 2018.


    Your contribution to sales and the support you can offer will aid this Cambridge Open Studios artist to achieve these modest aims (your sponsorship welcome).


    Thank you.


    More about Nicholas James Juett and his art:


    Williams Art in the show titled ‘21’ from 2011 looked at his fourteen years abroad in The United States of America and catalogued on-line:


    An artist residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn, became the focus for his studio practice.  Moving back to the UK in 2002, he set about re-interpreting personally iconic locations, a series of street façades around Cambridge.


    In 2005, a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) course at Cambridge University provided Nick with an art teaching qualification from the Faculty of Education.


    Over time these evolved and morphed into architectural types resituated into landscape, and on an epic scale. Nicholas’s Cambridge paintings represented the city of Cambridge in the twin city of Szeged in 2010. To view the museum installation captured in 360 degree panoramic please visit: 


    Select exhibitions – solo and group:


    Clare Hall, Cambridge (2017); King’s College Arts Centre, Cambridge (2016); Marshall’s International Airport, Cambridge (2015); Picasso Gallery, Washington DC & Mandel Group, Milwaukee (2011-12); Meller Merceux Gallery, Oxford (2011); Williams Art, Cambridge (2011); Reok Museum of Contemporary Art, Szeged (2010); i2Gallery, Saffron Walden (2009); Primavera (2008); Wysing Arts Centre, Bourn (2008); Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge (2007); RAC, London (2006); Byard Art, Cambridge (2005); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2004); Salon des Arts, London (2004); Royal Opera House, London (2003); Ace Gallery, New York (2002); Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Rijeka (2001); Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb (2000); Alternative Museum, New York (1998); Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago (1993); Painting Center, New York (1993); Ace Gallery, Los Angeles (1990); New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham (1987); University Art Gallery, Reading (1985); Caius College Gallery, Cambridge (1982). Peterhouse College Music Room, Cambridge (1981).




    Twitter:     #juett1609

    Sponsor:   Russell Whitehead of LT123 ArtsLink: