Nigel’s love for nature is brilliantly described in his abstract painting River Meadows. Motivated directly by the landscape, he would have sketched by the river and then worked up the canvas in his studio. The result, in thick paint with a dynamic surface texture, defines the essence of what he is seeing – water and light, and its effect on the landscape.
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 Nigel 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; the development has been well received leading to several successful shows.
Nigel’s work is invariably a reaction to the world around him, his smaller works 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.’
More of this talented artist's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Dimensions (approximate): H:105cm, W:105cm, D:5.5cm, image H:100cm, W:100cm
Acrylic on canvas
Framed, cream painted outer wooden frame, unglazed
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