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Nigel Loves - An exhibition of drawings by Nigel Kingsbury
16 November 2014 - 22 November 2014

First solo show of drawings from an outstanding outsider artist and recent award winner from Outside In and a member of Action Space; a London based visual arts organisation supporting the development of artists with learning disabilities, for nearly 10 years. He has exhibited widely as part of the group and has been selected for Studio Voltaire's prestigious Members Show on three occasions.  He was recently one of seven finalists for an Outside In exhibition 'The Inner Self: Drawing from the Subconscious'

Nigel's unique style of mark making produces fine, delicate portraits of women as mystical goddesses attired in glamorous ball gowns and floating dresses. The artist's talent has always been appreciated and supported by his family, particularly his father, an inventor, who created a studio space with a customised drawing board for him at home.

Drawing virtually every day, Nigel has produced images of women since his 20s. During his time spent in hospital, he was inspired by the nurses, and when at home, he would sources images by recording TV programmes and freeze-framing selected women to sketch. 

This fascination with the female form inspires Nigel to create drawings with a frequently mysterious and ethereal quality, although his idolisation of the figure in such a rare and carefully observed manner is far removed from contemporary issues of gender stereotyping.

Action Space's artist tutor, Charlotte Hollinshead says of working with Kingsbury "Nigel is a true and dedicated artist with an absolute passion for his art. The love and care Nigel invests in his drawing is apparent in every pencil line. His drawing is unpredictable and it is always a wonder watching as each of his carefully sketched figures develops.  It is a privilege to work alongside such a talented, sensitive and unique man."

Preview Sunday 16th November 2-5pm

Exhibition 17th - 22nd November 10am-5pm (Saturday 11am-5pm)

37 Duke Street, St James's London SW1Y 6DF

For more information please contact - 07973 932271

Julian Hartnoll Gallery

37 Duke Street, St James's London SW1Y 6DF


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