"Watercolour painting is like playing a single


beautiful instrument, Nick has tuned his


instrument to express the beauty of nature to  a


rare degree"


Ken Howard OBE RA





"Nicholas's watercolours delight and inspire"



 Mike Chaplin Royal Watercolour Society and TV's Watercolour Challenge


Nicholas Poullis also known as Le Peintre de Pézenas (the Painter of Pézenas) paints watercolours directly from life with a distinct and personal style.

Originally from England, in 2000, he moved near Pézenas, in Southern France, where he has become established.

He holds regular exhibitions and shows a changing selection of his watercolours and drawings at Domaine Saint Hilaire near Montagnac.

He has illustrated a number of books including the award winning The Voyage of the Arctic Tern, published by Walker Books, and co-authored Contemporary Watercolors, published Walter Foster. In 2014 he published "De Saint Guilhem le Desert a Pezenas" which includes over 125 painting in full colour. Click on the tab for more information. 


Saint Guilhem le Désert, Aquarelle 36cm x 54cm

Capestang 2019 aquarelle 

Hotel des Barons de Lacoste, Pézenas, Aout 2012

Nicholas has held  major exhibitions at the  l'Hôtel des Barons de Lacoste, in Pézenas since 2012.



His exhibitions  are some of the most successful ever held by the Mirondela dels Arts since its founding over fifty years ago and have attracted thousands of visitors.


Nicholas Poullis Exhibition at the RAC


In September 2014 Nicholas held a successful solo exhibition at the RAC in Pall Mall. Click on Nicholas Poullis at the Royal Automobile Club to see more pictures.


Alvis and Sunbeam watercolour 15x22inches
Nicholas, with his winning painting, accepting the Mayors Award at Cazilhac


Information about the artist and events that he is involved with can be found on this site. If you require information about any aspect of watercolour, including picture care, availability of watercolours and watercolour workshops contact Nicholas directly.



Swimmers, Pezenas