Nigel’s work explores emotional resonances. His landscapes often depict scenes from the welsh marches. They are created through being immersed in the environment.
In all his work he studies the emotive character of his subject, often starting a painting plein aire or from a real sitter. He begins with drawing and redrawing his subject. Over time the changing layered canvas expresses something of the subject, the process and an internal dialogue with the psychological. When painting he is drawn toward emotional expressiveness, aspects of the visual world chiming with particular psychological feelings such as isolation, coldness, sadness ect.. These attempts to capture often changing moments are at the heart of Nigel’s work.
His work trys to reflect these emotive observations by applying paint in a range of ways; expressively, splashed, scrubbed or dripped over the canvas. Nigel’s paintings are recognizable as ether portraits or landscapes. They have a clear likeness to what is seen yet the departure is also clear with changes in colour light, temperature, gesture and expression to hold onto 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 region, he has undertaken commissions and his work is in private collections across the UK.
"Painting resonances between the world outside and the world inside"