Illustrious Land by Nigel Wilson[show map]
Feb 28 2021 - Apr 01 2021
Make it vital, challenging and popular. That is the motivation behind artist Nigel Wilson’s latest series of works that are part of his solo exhibition at Eade Gallery during the month of March 2021.
His works are highly sought after nationally and internationally for their distinctive Central Otago landscapes depicting the seasons.
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. However, he references celebrated New Zealand artist Toss Wollaston as a major influence.
More recent involvement with the Central Otago Art Society saw his appointment as President in 2008 continuing through to present day. He was made a life member in 2015.
“My art evolves over time taking on different concerns about artistic processes and themes. Presently I’m concerned more with invention in an abstract format that links to the landscape.”
Nigel’s new work addresses the artist’s concerns in interpreting the unique Central Otago landscape painted with a palette knife.