Nigel was born in Manchester and studied art in Cheltenham and London. He has taught art formally and mentored groups of artists for most of his life. He has been a visiting tutor for several Art Societies and various artist’s groups. He was chairman of Borderlands Artist’s Consortium and a member of the “Espacio” co-operative in east London.
Nigel has been selected for many open submissions, exhibited widely in the UK. and recently long listed for the Jackson’s art prize.
I paint not knowing.
I paint to discover.
I paint to record feeling.
I paint to communicate, what I can’t say.
I paint to defy, my inevitable death.
I paint to express, a natural life force in us all.
I paint in a dream.
I paint to see, if you feel the same.
“Nothing is clear at the outset but an impulse to explore colour and material reality. There is a dialogue between the work and the artist, which drives the work on. Hopefully to a conclusion or state of discovery. The paintings are not pre designed but are arrived at by a process of searching.
Searching for an energy, life, a connection. Something surprising, something natural. Not to a nature just out there but one that is also internal..... and within us all.”