Nigel Wood

about

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

Brian Sewell, Evening Standard.

 

Nigel Wood is a painter best known for the lyrical imagary in his landscapes, inspired by the wild and open spaces surrounding Cardigan Bay, where he lives. He is also recognised as a portrait painter working in oil, charcoal, pastel and acrylic.

 

Solo and group exhibitions in Britain, Europe, America and Australia from 1984 to the present day include:

The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal College of Art Gallery, The Mall Galleries, Galerie Beim Rotenturm, Germany, The Orange Moon Gallery, Vienna and art fairs in London, Amsterdam, Sydney and New York.

 

Media features include:

BBC TV, Evening Standard, Art Review Magazine, Sunday Express, Sunday Times and inclusion in the book ‘500 Portraits’ published by The National Portrait Gallery.

 

‘I strive to create poetic interpretations of the surreal beauty that I find in nature.

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 an uplifting presence in each piece’.

Nigel Wood

 

Detailed biography

 

1960          Born, Reading

1980 – 84   Trained in illustration at Carmarthenshire College of Art

 

Exhibitions (selection)

 

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 Gallery, Carmarthen. Group show, ‘People and Beasts’

1993          Taken on by ‘Portrait Commissions’ agency, London

1994 – 95    Royal College of Art and Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. Hunting Art prize.

1994          Carmarthen Library. ‘Art West’ Open exhibition and competition,

1996          The National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Awards finalist

1995 – 96   Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Mostyn Art Gallery, Carmarthen Library. Touring exhibition and book, ‘Intimate Portraits’

1995 – 96   Oriel Myrddin Gallery, 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. Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

1999          Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield. Solo exhibition.

2000 – 11   Affordable Art Fair, London.

2001          Henley Exhibition Centre, Two person exhibition.

2002          Will’s Art Warehouse, London Group exhibition.

2003.         54 The Gallery, Mayfair, London. Group exhibition.

2004          Affordable Art Fair Sydney and Melbourne with Will’s Art Warehouse.

2004          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 with Will’s Art Warehouse.

2008          The National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Awards finalist.

2008          Will’s Art Warehouse. Group Exhibition, ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’. Group exhibition.

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          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 Gallery, London. Solo Exhibition ‘Wild Spaces’.

2014          The Affordable Art Fair, London.

2015          54 The Gallery, London. Group exhibition. Two person exhibition

2016          Lloyd.s Register Atrium Gallery, London. Solo exhibition.

2016          The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London.

2017          The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.

2017          King Street Gallery, Carmarthen. Group exhibition.

2017          The National Portrait Gallery. Portrait Gala Exhibition

2017          54, The Gallery, London. Group exhibition.

2017          The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London

2017          The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2018          Orange Moon Gallery, Vienna. Group exhibition

2018          Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham.

2018          The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London.

2018          Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo. Solo exhibition

2018          Manchester Art Fair

2018          The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.

2019          Fresh Contemporary Art Fair. Cheltenham.

2019          The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead. London.

2019          Fresh Contemporary Art Fair. Ascot.

2019          The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. London.

2020          Lockdown. Online exhibition on website.

       

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.