Allotment Day is a semi-abstract painting reflecting the joys of daily life. Although small, it is a powerful piece, full of feeling and visual depth. Nigel's work reflects his passion for and understanding of Abstract Expressionism, but he has transferred the style from its very urban origins to a natural setting, as here. With vibrant colours and expressive brush strokes, Nigel has almost etched into the thick acrylic paint, adding more definition and texture.
Nigel’s approach is invariably a reaction to the world around him, his smaller works, like this, are painted in situ, providing an immediate response to his environment. In his words, ‘the sound of the wind in the trees, the sound of birdsong – anything that touches the senses will influence the marks on paper.’
Nigel Fletcher was born in the Cotswolds but now lives a little further away on a small farm in North Oxfordshire, where he works from his studio. Over twenty years ago he gave up a career in illustration to paint full time. He explains that his style has been predominantly figurative until the last few years when, influenced by the Abstract Expressionist painting in New York in the 1950s (de Koning, Pollock, Rothko to name a few), he began experimenting with pure and semi-abstract painting; this development has been well received, leading to several successful shows.
More of this talented artist's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Dimensions (approximate): H:47cm, W:42cm, D:2cm, image H:30cm, W:25cm
Acrylic on paper
Framed, white painted frame and white mount, glazed
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