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—Biography

In 1979 Nigel gained a BA Honours degree for Fine Art, Sculpture and Print Making from Loughborough College of Art and Design, England. Since then he has taught Fine Art as well as producing several successful solo exhibitions in the South West of England where he spent much of his working life.
Nigel in his studio, France 2012.
—Concepts

Much of my work originates from Landscape. My recent work is as much to do with the process of making as it is about I see, hear, smell, taste, feel or touch. The nature and character of the place that inspires me; how it might have been made and its spiritual significance are features that inspire me to make my Art. I do not use colours; instead I rely upon using the raw innate colour of black pastel, charcoal and Indian ink. These can make debris that I sometimes integrate into the composition of the image. The debris sometimes being of paramount importance to the meaning of the image. Some of the work I do is large, big enough for me to be physically and actively involved in the making of marks, attempting to reflect something about the spirit of the place that is inspiring me.

Disc, The Big One

—Influences

-Principals of Wabi Sabi.
-Spaces; open and vast, the sound of Thunder
and Lightning.
-Landscapes; surfaces naturally corroded and eroded.
-Flowing water; reflections, rhythms and sounds.
-The Sun; heat and wind.
-Fires; I saw bushfires in Australia lit by the indigenous peoples of the Northern Territories;
the smell and shapes of the smoke; the shapes
and forms of the ash left behind.
-Foot prints made by animal and human.
-Art by Eduardo Chillada (Eulogy to the Horizon), -Richard Serra, Ad Reinhardt, David Nash, Frank -Stella, Carl Andre, John Virtue and the Papanya Tula Group of Artists of Central and Western Australia.
-Aspects of Archaeology and Architecture, music
by Vaughan Williams and Ian Dury, Oskar Schemers. -Triadic Ballet.

Landmarks
Exhibitions

2014 - Le Coin d'Art, Olonzac, France, April/May, Drawings 2012 - Affordable Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

2012 - Private Sales, France

2012 - Olympics Exhibition, The Avenue, London

2011 - Drawings commissioned Corinthia Hotel, London

2010 - Work commissioned by Private Collector, France

2009 - Millfield Summer Exhibition - Drawings

2009 - Commissions awarded for Drawings placed in Moscow, London and Germany

2008 - Somerset Art Weeks

2008 - Whitestaunton Manor, Collection of Stuart Moore (StuartMoore.com)

2008 - Millfield Summer Exhibition - Drawings

2007 - The Gallery at Hooked on Books, Chard

2007 - The Depot, Leicester - Drawings

2007 - Millfield Summer Exhibition - Sculpture

2007 - Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis – Drawings

2006 - Honiton Arts, Honiton, Devon - Sculpture

2006 - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street - Drawings

2005 - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street - Drawings

2004 - The Gallery at Hooked on Books, Chard Art – Drawings

2003 - The Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster – Drawings

2003 - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street - Drawings

2002 - Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis- Drawings

2001 - The Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster – Drawings

1999 - Taunton Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre – Drawings

1998 - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street – Drawings

1996 - “Sightlines” Honiton Festival, Honiton – Drawings





Work in progress. Landmarks image