New Film: A Light In The Valley with Nic De Jesus

In 2016, artist Nic De Jesus began a year-long artist in residence program, at Saltmarsh Farmhouse – a 16th century country house in the Cuckmere Valley to investigate a new body of work titled, A Light in the Valley.

International award winning cinematographer and director, Mark Waters, collaborated with Nic to create this beautiful documentary about exploring the potential we have within ourselves – filmed in ultra high-definition (4K).

Check out the Vimeo link below to see more:


About Mark Waters:

Mark didn’t set out to be a filmmaker, but a passionate traveler who just happened to carry a camera. To celebrate his love for new worlds and life experiences, he began creating personal film projects that helped develop a style of movie-making that is characterized by a plainspoken perspective with great idiosyncratic talent for contemporary storytelling.

About Nic De Jesus:

After honing his craft as a Staff Photographer and Art Director for a magazine in his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, Nic emigrated to London in 2007. He spent the next few years focused on photography while nourishing his skills as a draughtsman.

Surrender - Nic De Jesus

Nic now works as an artist with a focus on drawing and painting. His work is in private collections around the world. Nic continues to work on his collections – Mare Incognitum, Terra Incognitum & A Light In The Valley.

Workshops in Cape Town, South Africa:

The Italian Art Shop Demo – December 16, 2017

A demonstration that explores the fundamentals of Nic’s practice as he develops his recent body of work ‘A Light In the Valley.’

Nitram Charcoal - Nic De Jesus

Outdoor Charcoal Drawing – December 17, 2017

Drawing the Sea & Sky in Charcoal in Cape Town at the beautiful Camps Bay Tidal Pools.

Developing a Body of Work: A Light in the Valley Case Study – January 6, 2018

Nic shares his experience of working in oils and charcoal, his charcoal techniques, keeping a sketchbook, note taking, working from his field studies, reference and how he begins his studio drawings and paintings for final exhibition.

Outdoor Oil Painting Basics Workshop – January 13, 2018

Learn oil painting in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. This workshop is for students of all levels. Explore the process of outdoor oil painting stage by stage with the guidance of Nic.

To learn more, please visit www.nicdejesus.com 




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Jerzy Niedojadlo

Jerzy Niedojadlo

Jerzy's interest in art and painting started at a very early age and has continued to grow. After enrolling in the Academy of Art in Toronto, Canada, Jerzy's passion for charcoal was sparked.