Nick Morley

Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator. His idiosyncratic and wryly humourous take on the human condition manifests itself through drawings, prints and books.

The major themes in Nick’s work are human achievement and man’s struggle to understand and control the world around him.

Nick has exhibited widely across the UK and abroad. His work has been featured on BBC2 in a documentary about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in which it was picked out as a favourite by comedian Vic Reeves. Illustration clients include The Times, Icon magazine, Folio Society, Penguin books and Faber & Faber.

Having served ELP for several years in various roles, including 18 months as Chair of the ELP committee, Nick relocated to Margate in July 2011. He continues to teach at ELP and play an active role in exhibitions as a member.

Nick has a particular passion for linocut, which he promotes through workshops, curated exhibitions, talks and his Linocutboy blog


Nick’s website
Nick’s Etsy shop
Linocutboy blog



  • Big Ass Linocuts and Linomations, Margate (curator)
  • Thirteen, ELP annual show, Triangle Gallery, London
  • Nick Morley’s World of Wonder, Material, Ludlow


  • Cannakale Biennale, Turkey
  • LAB, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Link, ArteOra Gallery, Foggia, Italy
  • Press and Release, High Roller Society, London
  • Off the Wall, Dreamspace, London


  • The Lion and the Ox and the Boar and the Bear (solo show), Kaleid, London
  • Wonderland, V&A Museum of Childhood, London
  • Print Collective, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
  • Open Impact, Spike Print, Bristol
  • Lino Expo, Smokey’s Tangle, Oakland USA
  • Eleven, ELP annual show, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Man and Beast (solo show), Material, Ludlow
  • Never wash a Blanket in May, 17 West St, Hastings
  • Wonderland, Brothers Grimm Museum, Kassel
  • BABE book fair, Arnolfini, Bristol
  • Works on Paper, Artspace, Berlin
  • Book Fair and exhibition, WalcotMart, Bath
  • Razz My Berries, Adelaide St, London


  • First Fold, The Jago, London
  • Le Gun exhibition, Rochelle School, London
  • Signature Works on Paper, Inky Cuttlefish Studios, London
  • Wonderland, Museum of Fairytales, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • I Am Ten, Bankside Gallery, London


  • Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
  • Nick Morley’s Amazing World of Beards, Permanent Gallery, Brighton
  • Small Print, Big Impression, LCB Depot, Leicester
  • I’m not a tourist, I live here, Pennwood House, Oxfordshire


  • Today is a Beautiful Day, Nog gallery, London
  • Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy, London
  • Le Gun International Festival, Nog, London
  • Travel in Print, Clifford Chance, London
  • Originals 06, Mall Galleries, London


  • Original Prints 3, London Print Studio
  • Make it or Break it, The Residence, London
  • Forge, Waterloo Gallery, London


1996 to 1999: Sheffield Hallam University, BA(Hons) Fine Art