Born in 1957, raised in Wellington, Nigel Wilson has been a full time artist since leaving a teaching profession at Cargill High School, Invercargill, in 1997 where he was associate art teacher for 7 years. He has a fine arts degree from Ilam, University of Canterbury, completed in 1982, where he was tutored under Don Peebles.
Since then, he has exhibited regularly, winning a number of painting awards. He is well represented in public and private collections throughout New Zealand and overseas and has more than 40 solo exhibitions to his name. In the year 2000 Nigel moved to Alexandra, then in 2020, to Clyde, where he continues to boldly paint the Otago landscape.
More recent involvement with the Central Otago Art Society saw his appointment as President in 2008 through to 2016. He was made a life member in 2015.
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