Nigel showed an interest in wildlife from a very young age and spent much of his time studying the fauna and flora around his home town. He demonstrated an early ability as an artist with his pencil drawings and slate etchings. By the age of eleven he started selling his work to friends, relatives and school teachers.
Having tried a number of different mediums he eventually decided that Gouache gave him the qualities he was looking for, because this water based paint had the versatility to be thinned and used with an airbrush, or used in its natural state thus enabling him to create his wonderfully detailed images.
The photo-realistic style of Nigel’s work is entirely self-taught. His work is now exhibited in respected galleries throughout the UK and has sold his original paintings at the Royal Academy Art Fairs in London and are now sought after both in the UK and abroad.