Nigel Shipley

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My paintings:


In a world of hard edged technology expressionist painting connects us with the human hand and emotions. My abstract paintings do not represent things that already exists, but have connections with the real world.


The emotional rawness of Abstracts Expressionists attracts me, as does the composition of Japanese prints and the light and movement of Renaissance painting.  Like Japanese lacquer, bitumen paint gives a sublime, rich, deep black which I contrast with thin transparent misty washes of paint.  A hint of a landscape with objects floating in space give a suggestion of surrealism.  





Email: [email protected] 


Tel: 07909874586


Instagram: shipleynigel


Recent exhibitions: 


October 2019, solo exhibition at HOURS, Bristol

April 2019 - Royal West Of England (RWA) biennial Friends Exhibition

Ongoing, Lowlands 72 Colston Street, Bristol.

April May 2019, Glitch Bristol

October 2018, HOURS solo exhibition

July 2018 Other Art Fair, Bristol

October 2017 RWA Open exhibition - selected

October 2017, HOURS solo exhibition

Septemebr 2017 Other Art Fair, Bristol

April 2017 Bath Art Fair


Education:  Harrow School of Art, and Norwich School of Art, Fine Art BA