|Born - July 28 1958 Stockport UK.
Attended Stockport College of Technology, 1974/76. Salford
University 1976/79. I was trained as a graphic artist/illustrator,
working in the advertising industry for several years. On
projects such as record sleeves [mostly punk band's], poster's,
press ad's, at the same time I had a few small exhibitions
of my personal work, this mainly being pencil drawings & black
& white photography, I left advertising in the early 80"s,
to work mainly as a freelance illustrator, on greeting card's.
||Then at the start of the 90's I
decided to concentrate on painting, & began a body of paintings/montages,
which have developed into what I'm working on now. I have
had several 1 man show's of this work in the UK. I work in
a mixed medium, i.e. newsprint, pastels, watercolours, pencils,
felt tips /marker pens even children's wax crayon's as I like
the bright intense colour's, ink's, almost anything that's
at hand, I use in producing the finished painting.
|My paintings should be viewed as
image samples in the same way as audio samples are listened
to, as they have been constructed from what's discarded /forgotten,
then hopefully presented in a new light, & from a fresh direction.
What I'm trying to do within my work is to merge "high art"
with "low art" i.e. Warhol merges with The Simpsons, Bob Carlos
Clarke visits Neverneverland, a sort of Alice through the
looking glass, side by side, with Sascher Masuch, with some
English whimsay adding a pitch of seaside postcard humour,
oh & a bit of the pre raphite thrown in, for good measure.
The measurements of the work doesn't exceed 20"x25", often smaller,
framed in rough pine. Prices are £100 ($150 US.) for an original
£35 ($50.00 US.) for a numbered/signed print. (Price conversions
You can contact Nige at firstname.lastname@example.org