nigel wood

 

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Since completing his training in 1984, Nigel has
exhibited his work widely in solo, touring and
group exhibitions throughout Britain and overseas.
His paintings have featured in exhibitions at: The
National Portrait Gallery, The Royal College of Art
Gallery, The Mall Galleries, Aberdeen Art Gallery,
Galerie beim Roten Turm, Germany, Glynn Vivian
Art Gallery, Swansea and in art fairs in Britain,
Europe, America and Australia.
 "I strive to create meditative interpretations of the surreal beauty I find in nature... to reflect a sense of the atmosphere of a place; the subtle nuances and rich textures that suggest both the seen and unseen elements.
Each piece is built up gradually over time with a series of opaque layers and transparent glazes on either a gesso panel or a stretched canvas. There is a quiet intensity to the whole process and my hope is that I can create for the viewer a poetic, soulful presence in each piece."
photo. nigel wood

 

 

Media features include: BBC regional TV, Evening Standard, Art Review, Sunday Express, Western Mail, 
Carmarthenshire Life and books 'Intimate   Portraits' published by Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and '500 Portraits' 
published by The National Portrait Gallery.
            

‘... startling freshness and sincerity... I sense the presence of a serious
painter.'

Brian Sewell, The Evening Standard.

Detailed Biography


1960. Born, Reading

1980-84. Trained in Illustration at Carmarthenshire College of Art


             

  EXHIBITIONS
             
 1985          Oriel, Cardiff. Postgraduate group exhibition
             
 1986          Carmarthen Library. Solo exhibition
             
 1987          Art in Action, Oxfordshire. Exhibition and demonstrations
             
 1988          Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo. Group exhibition

 1990          Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo. Two person exhibition
             
 1992          Galerie Beim, Rotenturm. Germany. Two person exhibition
             
 1993          The National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Awards finalist
             
 1993          Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan. Solo exhibition
             
 1993          Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen. Group exhibition, 'People and Beasts'
             
 1993          Taken on by 'Portrait Commissions' agency, London 

 1994 -95    Royal College of Art, London and Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. Hunting Plc Art prizes
             
 1994          Carmarthen Library. 'Art West' Open exhibition and competition, 
             
 1996          The National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Awards finalist 

 1995-98     Glynn Vivien Art Gallery, Swansea, Mostyn Art Gallery and Carmarthen Library. Touring 
                                 exhibition and book, 'Intimate Portraits'
             
 1995-96     Oriel Myrddin, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock Libraries. Solo touring exhibition
             
 1996          Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff. Group exhibition 

 1997          Edith Grove Gallery, London. Group exhibition 

 1997-07     Open Studio, Solo exhibition 

 1997-05     Battersea Contemporary Art Fair 

 1998          Marks and Spencer, London head office. Group exhibition 

 1998          The Mall Galleries, London. Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 

 1999          Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield. Solo exhibition 

 2000-11     Affordable Art Fair, London. 

 2001          Henley Exhibition Centre, Joint exhibition
 
 2002          Will's Art Warehouse, London Group exhibition 

 2003          54 The Gallery, Mayfair, London. Group exhibition 

 2004          Affordable Art Fair Sydney and Melbourne. Represented by Will's Art Warehouse
 
 2004-06     Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art. Group exhibition 

 2005-06     John Noott Galleries. Group exhibition 

 2006          Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo. Solo Exhibition 
             
 2007          Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield. Solo Exhibition 
             
 2007          Glasgow Art Fair, represented by 'The Art Movement' 

 2008          The Affordable Art Fair, New York. Represented by Will's Art Warehouse.

 2008          The National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Awards finalist.
 
 2008          Will's Art Warehouse, London. Group Exhibition, 'A Breath of Fresh Air' 

 2008          The Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam. Represented by Quantum Contemporary Art. 

 2009          Will's Art Warehouse, London. Group Exhibition.

 2009          The National Portrait Gallery. Portrait Gala Exhibition

 2010          Quantum Contemporary Art, London. Group exhibition.

 2011 A       The Affordable Art Fair, London.

2012          The Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth. Solo exhibition.

2012-13     The Affordable Art Fair, London. 

2013           54 The Gallery, London. Group exhibition

2014           The National Portrait Gallery. Portrait Gala Exhibition

2014            Lloyds Register Atrium, London. Solo Exhibition 'Wild Spaces'

2014           The Affordable Art Fair, London.

2015           54 The Gallery, London. Group exhibition. Joint Exhibition

2016          Lloyd.s Register Atrium, London. Solo Exhibition

2016          The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London

2016          The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.

2017           The National Portrait Gallery. Portrait Gala Exhibition

2017           54 The Gallery, London. Group exhibition. Group Exhibition

2017           The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London

2017          The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

 MEDIA:                   
 Inclusion in book '500 Portraits' published by The National Portrait Gallery, Art Review, Sunday Express, 
 Standard, Western Mail, Carmarthenshire Life, Carmarthen Journal and BBC Regional TV, Inclusion in 
book 'Intimate Portraits' published by Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

 AWARDS:               
 Art West Prize, 1994 

 COLLECTIONS:         
 Carmarthenshire County Collection and numerous private collections in Britain and overseas.