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Nigel Sharman

About the artist: Nigel studied Textile Design at the University of Brighton. Since leaving college in the late 80's, Nigel has worked across several design fields both here in the UK and internationally in New York and Southern Africa. While his formal artistic education took place in Brighton he puts his real education down to, ''being dragged round the galleries of West Penwith in Cornwall as a small boy by my father and introduced to work by Alfred Wallis and Ben Nicholson.''

Though Nigel paints semi-abstracts, there is a strong figurative read to his work. He abstracts from a source, such as a landscape, a harbour, boats, a still life, or a nude by removing some of the conventions of representation.