innovations in glass and metal

Contemporary Fine Art

Nick Coley

Most artwork is available as original work, quality prints or greetings cards.

Nick Coley

Nick was born in Stourbridge, Worchester and moved to the North of England as an infant, making Yorkshire his adoptive county. 

Nick has worked in business, has written four short novellas, and most recently appeared in the BBC Home is where the art is show, in 2019. The catalyst for him turning pro as an artist came when he picked up an electric grinder to embellish a metal lantern a blacksmith had made to house his innovate glass work. It was one of those ‘what if..?’ moments, he recollects.

His art work continues to grow and develop. His painted engravings must be seen to be appreciated, the same power tools he did when embellishing the lantern that give a three dimensional quality impossible to capture in a photograph. And he has developed a unique process of painting behind glass and Perspex that are becoming increasingly popular and collectable.

He has exhibited at The Parallax Fair in London, and through Pashmin Art Management has shown his work in Beijing, and closer to home, The Myton Gallery in Hull,  and the Artzu Gallery based in Manchester, you can also find his work on the Saatchi website and Nick Coley Glass and Metal Art.

See more work from Nick and other artists at Contemporary Artists.

Nick Coley Selfie

“What is art really, what does it mean, is it the universal language”


Signori Rose’s Place
(part of the Venice series)

Hand painted frame. Signature piece

Measures approx 138cm x 93cm

Available to buy, price on application.


Tree People 2

Available to buy, price on application.

Renaissance Boy

Signature piece, width 98 x 142 cm, depth 5cm

In bespoke blue wood painted frame.

Available to buy, price on application.

Painted Engravings

l began these artworks after embellishments l added to hold four faces of glass paintings, and liked the result and wondered if l could develop a new process to make an engraving not intended to make prints off, but to turn the engraving template into the artwork itself.

Using power tools and Dremmels combined with low viscosity spray paint, the result was very rewarding, as they alter according to light, rather like sun traveling over a sundial.