Nigel Glaze is a contemporary landscape and portrait artist whose paintings have won awards, and are regularly exhibited throughout the UK. His work is inspired by the simple process of looking and feeling. His work captures both gestures on faces and an emotive reaction to the sense of place. His landscapes are based in and around North Wales and Shropshire. Nigel works primarily in oils with a realistic yet emotively expressive style.
“Painting resonances between the world outside and the world inside"
Nigel trained over 30 years ago in Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, receiving a 1st Class Degree, where he was taught many of the traditional techniques of the old masters. He also qualified as an Art Psychotherapist developing a career in connecting with peoples emotional states. Nigel has spent a lifetime exploring the resonances between the world outside and the world inside. Nigel has run workshops in fine art drawing and painting throughout his career, and is happy to be commissioned for personal portraits.
“Looking past the obvious”
Nigel believes that the simple act of looking and opening up ones senses to the feelings of the experience generates interactions with memories and stories. Nigels’ work tries to capture this sense of looking past the obvious; perhaps inspiring those who see his work to for themselves simply look, and reflect on both the world outside and their inner emotional world.
His work acknowledges that there is a difference between ‘seeing’ and ‘feeling’ and that as emotionally experiencing human beings we see the world, the world out there, through a filter of our life’s inner experiences. His paintings explore the realm of these resonances.
His affinity for the medium of oil paint, with its ability to be worked and reworked and layered tells another story of the process of making art. The process becomes a type of relationship overtime, a learning together, and a metaphor to life’s struggle.
To read more about Nigel's artwork - An Interview with Shropshire Artist - Nigel Glaze