His inspiration came from old samplers. He laboriously painted, cut and applied canvas, and found objects, and self frames them. He signed the pieces "Welsh". He took the tradition a step further with his incredible take on his subjects. He was in the Merchant Marine so many of his subjects are ships or sea related.
He also drew from Americana for his subjects. He is widely and enthusiastically collected. Anyone who has been lucky enough to own one of his pieces usually comes back for more.
Mr Nickel passed away in a car accident in 2006. The item "WELSH SIGNED AMERICAN FOLK ART CIVIL WAR SHIP BATTLE PAINTING WALNUT FRAME" is in sale since Saturday, November 15, 2014.
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