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Nigel Humphries

Lives and works: Stoke-on-Trent
Awards: People's Choice Award (IN:SIGHT 2016)
Exhibitions: Brampton Museum
“I feel very lucky to spend my days doing something that I absolutely love. ”

Since winning the People’s Choice Award at our Summer Exhibition in 2016, Nigel has delighted fans with his adorable oil paintings of superheroes.

Inspiration

The former IN:SIGHT finalist is passionate about revolutionising the way we view still-life painting, and draws upon his childhood for inspiration. He hopes to spread happiness through his work and admires artists such as Norman Rockwell, Alex Ross and Arthur Rackham.

For each piece, he sets up a miniature theatre stage with crumpled paper for the backdrop and the star of the show lit up in the centre. The initial layout is outlined on the canvas in willow charcoal before oil paint is applied onto a fine-grain linen canvas panel, which allows him to capture details.

Nigel says: “Nostalgia is a driving influence in all of my work. Being self-taught, I have studied many artists – particularly the techniques of the Old Masters, which I have adapted to suit my own way of working.”

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Inside the world of Nigel Humphries

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Latest events

Nigel Humphries | Artist Appearance

Join Nigel for the grand unveiling of his new miniature superhero pieces. This is the last miniature superhero release from Nigel for the time being before he embarks on a new and exciting project, so catch it while you can! 

From the blog

Autumn's must-read: Fine Art Collector

Very soon we will be revealing the new issue of our magazine. With a new bigger format to fit in even more articles and news from the art world, it's set to be our most exciting yet. Here's a little sneak peek!

AVAILABLE NOW: Mixtape by Nigel Humphries

Known for his adorable Funko Pop figures, the painter has released a chart-topping new collection featuring a compilation of our favourite musical heroes. Shop online and in galleries now.

Magazines and brochures

Nigel Humphries | Mixtape

Following the success of his superhero series, Nigel has untied his cape and dived paintbrush-first into the history of rock and pop icons. The collection takes us back to an era of homemade cassettes and, like any good mixtape, it’s eclectic but it’s one you’ll want to repeat over and over again!

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2019

The Spring  2019 issue of Fine Art Collector is brimming with insights and news from the art world, as well as all of your favourite artists.

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