Govinder Nazran

Education: University of Bradford

Govinder's striking, naïve depictions of the feline and canine form won him thousands of fans across the globe. Boasting strong oriental overtones and rich texturing, his artworks led critics to describe him as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' artist. 


After completing his formal training in graphic design, Govinder worked on illustrations for children's books in London. A career as a photographic director beckoned, and led him to lead fashion shoots around the world. After moving to his hometown of Saltaire in West Yorshire, he freelanced for major publishing companies to create card designs. He was soon discovered by our publishing company, Washington Green, and became one of our most popular artists. 

Charming, moving and funny, Govinder had an indisputable talent for brightening up the dullest day or greyest spirit with his imagination. Many of his paintings were inspired by the concepts of 'good' and 'evil', 'innocence' and 'malevolence'. It is left to the viewer to decide which they would like to see. 

Govinder passed away in 2008, but his art legacy lives on. 

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