Nigel Bird Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Nigel Bird
Live in: Maureilhan, Herault, France
Artworks for sale: 72.00
Nigel Bird Artist Bio:
I am a British Artist based in Southern France, I studied Sculpture and Printmaking at Loughborough College of Art and Design. I taught Fine Art for many years in the South West of England where I also held several successful solo exhibitions, including at the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton (1999), Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis (2007) and Chard Art, Somerset. I exhibited at the London Art Fair in 2012 and 2013. Much of my work originates from landscape and the natural environment - the nature and character of a place and its spiritual significance - as well as from the process of making which is informed by the subject. I am particularly interested in questions of scale, space and geological features and I often return to places after periods of time to see whether the weather has affected the appearance of surfaces. I also use the sounds of the natural environment to influence drawings, such as the sound of a flock of birds, the rain or the wind, as well as the geometric systems for dividing land, particularly for vine growing, near where I live in France. Rather than colours, I rely on the innate tones of black pastel, charcoal and Indian ink, all of which can create debris that I sometimes integrate into the composition of the image and contributes to its meaning. My work is often large in scale and reflects the physical exertion of mark-making.