Nigel Bird

    Nigel Bird studied sculpture and printmaking at Loughborough College of Art and Design and is based in southern France. He taught fine art for many years in the South West of England where he also held several solo exhibitions, including at the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton (1999), Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis (2007), and Chard Art, Somerset. He exhibited at the London Art Fair in 2012.

    Statement
    Much of my work originates from landscape – the nature and character of a place and its spiritual significance – as well as from the process of making. Rather than colours, I rely on the innate colour 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.

    Links
    www.nigel-bird.com

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    Piston Petals, white gloss paint, carbon deposits and water on cardboard, 98 x 75 cm

    Piston Petals, white gloss paint, carbon deposits and water on cardboard, 98 x 75 cm

     

    Flock 2, ink on paper, 80 x 80 cm

    Flock 2, ink on paper, 80 x 80 cm

     

    Pennies from Heaven, ink on paper, 110 x 70 cm

    Pennies from Heaven, ink on paper, 110 x 70 cm

     

    Curtain, ink on paper, 97 x 67 cm

    Curtain, ink on paper, 97 x 67 cm

     

    Touch 2, pastel on 330g Fabriano Artistico, 122.5 x 103 cm

    Touch 2, pastel on 330g Fabriano Artistico, 122.5 x 103 cm

     

    Levels, white gloss paint and carbon deposits on paper, 50 x 40 cm

    Levels, white gloss paint and carbon deposits on paper, 50 x 40 cm

     

    Touch 3, charcoal on paper, 128 x 94 cm

    Touch 3, charcoal on paper, 128 x 94 cm

     

    Landmarks Settlement, pen on paper, 110 × 74 cm

    Landmarks Settlement, pen on paper, 110 × 74 cm

     

    Found in Execution, 2016, ink on paper, 88 x 98 cm

    Found in Execution, 2016, ink on paper, 88 x 98 cm

     

    Pyramid, white gloss paint, soot and water, 100 x 66 cm

    Pyramid, white gloss paint, soot and water, 100 x 66 cm

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