Nigel Sharman

Nigel Sharman studied Textile Design at the University of Brighton. Since leaving college in the late 80’s, Nigel has worked across several design fields both here in the UK and internationally in New York and Southern Africa. While currently living and working in London, Nigel’s roots are firmly in the South West of England, where the landscape and culture still influence his work. He uses oil paint on canvas, with particular concern for colour and composition. His simple imagery and use of flat areas of colour hold one’s attention and occupy a midway point between figuration and abstraction. He abstracts from a source, such as a landscape, a harbour, boats, a still life, or a nude by removing some of the conventions of representation. Through his careful placement of objects, subtle line and sophisticated colour blocking Nigel hopes to create calm compositions which can be looked at each day and each day offer the viewer something different



MSc International Relations, London School of Economics

BA(Hons) Fashion Textiles,  University of Brighton