Oil on board “The Wharf – Mousehole”, signed, dated 1991 and inscribed verso.
artist: Nigel Hallard FRSA SWAc (Born 1936)
An artist from the Midlands area of England he was born in 1936. After training as an Engineer and a varied career which included Interior Design and Portrait Painting, he moved in 1969 to a small village called Mousehole which is in the South West of England in Cornwall very near to Lands End.
He now specialises in Landscapes and Seascapes which are rendered in a variety of styles and techniques to suit the mood and the subject, as a result his work ranges from the traditional to the modern.
In 1989 he purchased his 17th century studio in Dinan, Brittany. Here, his style and interests were influenced again, as he discovered the new images and subjects of France. He now paints generally in the impressionist manner.
Many of his paintings have been published with more to be printed in the near future, and he holds regular exhibitions in the Midlands and at his Garden Studio in Mousehole, Cornwall. Here, surrounded by the pots, brushes, frames and materials required for his work, he feels most at home and he sees his studios as creation centres, distilling and simplifying his images of the wonderful landscapes in the parts of the world that he has chosen to be his home.
He now divides his time between France, the Midlands and Cornwall, where in each place the light is completely different and of course constantly changing.
In 1987 he discovered the Midland Industrial Scene of his youth and several important comissions have increased his involvement with art for industry.
|Dimensions||11.43 × 16.51 cm|