Nigel has been exploring landscapes across he welsh marches from the wrekin to the tip of the Llyn peninsular for the past two decades both as a psychotherapist, fell runner and artist. His dedication to, celebration of, and involvement in the world out there and our inner psyche is intrinsic to all his work.
Nigel often immerses himself in the environment or studies the emotive character of his subject, often starting a painting plein aire. He begins with drawing and redrawing his subject. He then creates the finished work in the studio looking and changing the layered painted canvas, to create the final, expressive piece.
When painting he is drawn toward emotional resonances between aspects of the visual world and the psychological and attempts to catch these often changing moments and elements. Nigel attempts to reflect these emotive interactions by painting in a range of ways; the paint is applied expressively, splashed, scrubbed or dripped over the canvas in an attempt to capture the emotional experiences of the world.
Nigel’s paintings are recognizable portraits and landscapes having a clear likeness to what is seen yet the departure is also clear with changes in colour light, temperature, gesture and expression to capture more of the lived experience of being there with the person or immersed in the place.
Nigel regularly exhibits in galleries in and around the welsh marches, he has undertaken commissions and his work is in private collections across the UK.
"Painting resonances between the world outside and the world inside"