Nigel Wade Artist

I am primarily a watercolour artist, with a somewhat unusual style for this medium. I specialise in landscapes, seascapes and architectural subjects, but I do tackle other subject matter from time to time. 

I have enjoyed painting and drawing all my life, usually creating highly detailed, realistic images, with a strong focus on the use of light and colour, as shown in this painting of Brighton, "When The Lights Are Coming On."


Painting: When The Lights Are Coming On

When I studied History of Art and Architecture at degree level I became very interested in the Pre-Raphaelites and the English landscape artists. Later on I was drawn towards Hyperrealism and this has all influenced my style in producing naturalistic landscapes and seascapes.

My watercolour paintings tend to be A2 size or A4 size but I can of course undertake other sizes, even miniatures. I use high quality watercolour paper and paints. I work with an excellent framer, Colin Hales, whom I recommend strongly - please see the section on Picture Framing. 

I have had pictures for sale in several art galleries, including the excellent http://www.designgallery.co.uk/ in Westerham and I am currently exhibiting with the prestigious Kent Painters Group https://kentpaintersgroup.co.uk/

I  also regularly undertake private commissions to order, please use the contact details section to discuss your requirements. My paintings are often bought as birthday/ anniversary gifts, or as a reminder of a special place, someone's house and garden or even a favourite car. 

One unusual commission I completed was an acrylic painting of a gull on wood board, which now resides on the back of a classic wooden yacht (thick layers of varnish over the painting!) 

My paintings take a long time (up to 75 hours) and some of the brushes I use have only a few hairs (4/0) - you can’t rush this detail. To see a picture building up step by step, have a look at that section

Please contact me if you would like to know anything else at all about my art.