As a boy Nigel was always interested in art and, although he didn’t work very hard while at school, there was always a good doodle or two on the outside of his exercise books. A day dreamer at heart, he drifted through school and ended up at art college, where all drifters end up, studying Technical Graphics. There he learned to use a pencil and a paintbrush from an experienced commercial artist. Leaving college fully equipped to take on the world he found a job drawing nuts and bolts. He worked in industry for many years with an artist who would often encourage him to take up painting seriously instead of always talking and thinking about it. Finally after 20 years of doing the wrong job he picked up a paint brush again only to find he had a gift that should have been used years before.
As well as working with his camera for exhibitions and commissioned works, he also spends a lot of time out in all temperatures taking photos for his landscape series. His latest venture is creating art produced on a computer in the style of the old railway posters.