Nigels work presents images of the particular; familiar places and things re-imagined. Its essence, however, is of the universal. He focuses on themes and issues that affect all of us, such as identity, self-image, hopes, fears, a need to belong, feelings of isolation, death... Nigel says I suppose at heart Im a surrealist in that much of my work has been an attempt to delve into the subconscious. Producing art for me is as much an inwards-gazing meditation as it is a physical process. Nigel creates works in a range of media: oils, acrylics, watercolour, papier-mch and print-making - or anything that comes to hand. In fact, virtually anything can become an artist's materials.