Nigel Hemming is one of the UK’s most famous canine artists. Born in 1957 in Staffordshire, England, Nigel's career has been well documented through his published work, with the progression of his art through the painting mediums of watercolour, acrylic, pastels, and finally oil.
Although initially Nigel saw himself as a wildlife artist, with ornithological subjects (birds) holding a special fascination for him, it is through the paintings of dogs with which his name has become so famously associated. The relationship between man and dog offers a huge source of inspiration for him.
Living with his own dogs, Nigel became a great observer of canine behavior and his images reflect this deep understanding of the subject. Followers of Nigel Hemming’s work are particularly drawn to the fact they see their ‘own dog’ in his paintings and that he has uniquely captured it for them.
Nigel Hemming’s work has been published in a limited edition format since the mid-1980s, enjoys growing popularity with each new edition. His published works and original paintings have appeared in one man shows, as well as a series of high profile exhibitions. His work is collected throughout the World, including: the U.K., Europe and the United States
In 1986, Nigel had his first work published by the Washington Green, a set of four gun dog prints, which proved immensely popular worldwide. This subsequently led to more releases and a natural progression to high quality limited edition prints.
Following acclaimed exhbitions and with huge demand for his limited edition prints in North America and the United Kingdom, Nigel received the Fine Art Trade Guild's award: 'Published Artist of the Year' in 1996. His original work has become highly sought after by private collectors and galleries.
In the late 1990s, Nigel also became a self published artist, releasing New limited editions every year.
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