Nigel Dixon NDD RAS
Landscape Paintings and Photographic Prints

Nigel was born in Southport in July 1933.  He was a student at Southport College of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools London where he studied Landscape Painting,he was extremly fortunate to have been taught by amongst others, Stanley Spencer, John Nash, Ivor Hichens and TS Lowry.

Towards the end of his studies at the Royal Academy Schools he was awarded the David Murray Scholarship for Landscape Painting.  This enabled him to study and paint landscapes in an area of his choice.  He chose Elterwater in the Langdale Valley Cumbria.  It was here that his love of the Cumbrian landscape began and it continues to the present day.

"The sky has always been an important feature in my work.  Living in Southport the sky predominates in a low landscape, to create a sense of air and space is always important in my work."

Nigel has worked in South West France and Tuscany where he paints oils, acrylics and water colour.  His work is represented in many public and private collections in England, France and Australia.  Since retiring from teaching, he has also used the media of Digital Photography.

For many years he has been a council member of the Southport Palette Club, formed in 1921 to further the interests of Southport artists, both professional and amateur, by holding an annual exhibition of their works.