Nic Aagaard is from Wellington and is the Principal Advisor of Ethics to the Ministry of Health. 

In 2019 he started painting in his living room in an effort to manage the stress and anxiety of life and work in a healthier way (with mixed results).

When starting out he was inspired by the New Zealand artist Toby Raine, experimenting with heavy impasto painting styles to create pieces that are big, bold and textured.

Nic’s painting has themes of death, addiction, bureaucracy, anxiety and beauty.

Lost in our escape represents running from problems and getting lost along the way.

This is his first exhibition.