"... a celebration of my relationship with nature"

Nigel Orme

I paint landscapes in acrylic on canvas. I take regular walks and find endless fascination in the changing of the light across the countryside. When I work, I try to capture the atmosphere of the place I’m in. I want to draw the viewer into a painting and often paint paths disappearing into woodland or spaces hidden in shadow.

I’m particularly interested in colour and contrast where borders meet; the dark shadow of a hawthorn hedge alongside the sharp acid yellow of a field of rapeseed, or a pile of cloud dropping behind a line of silhouetted trees.

I’m less interested in detail and more interested in the feel of the space I’m looking at; the sweep of a shadow, a slab of colour, or the wedges of sky in between tree branches.

I’m not a purist about technique. I make marks – dots, splashes, smears – that say something of how I feel about the view in front of me. I work with large brushes to try to capture the spirit of my subject.

My paintings are a celebration of my relationship with nature.

landscape artist
Nigel Orme

Now exhibiting at the bell gallery

works at the bell gallery:

Evening, Lakenham

Acrylic on Canvas
50cm x 50cm
£580

Red Bistort

Acrylic on Canvas
60cm x 60cm
£650

Isle of Wight 2

Acrylic on Canvas
80cm x 60cm
£725

Ringroad

Acrylic on Canvas
60cm x 60cm
£650