Nigel Grounds

Artist Statement

To me, the essence of a scene is captured through a process of selection, with emphasis placed upon the most important and expressive elements and rejecting unnecessary clutter. The techniques I employ are highly dependent upon the subject, with use of the brush, palette knife, or a combination of the two underpinned by strong drawing. I generally adopt the method of sketching and painting quickly (‘plein air’) on small boards in preparation for larger studio works. The light, dependent on the weather, time of day or year can alter a scene dramatically, and so the importance of capturing ‘that’ moment is paramount.

About the Artist

This major Exhibition is the West Coast Artist’s 11th Solo Exhibition at the Rendezvous Gallery. A Landscape and Still-life Artist who studied under Frances Walker, RSA and Alexander Fraser, RSA, at Gray’s School of Art, has in this Exhibition several West Coast and Highland Landscape paintings. It has been five years since his previous exhibitions at the Rendezvous Gallery and the gallery is delighted to have Nigel return. ARTIST WORKS (click on the image to enlarge)

Autumn Trees

Autumn, Balmacara

Broadford Bay, Skye

Cuillin Sunset, Skye

Eigg and Rum Sunset

Eigg and Rum

Eriskay To Rum

Loch Bracadale, Skye

Loch Maree

Loch Stack Bothy


Seilebost to Luskentyre

Skye From Raasay

Staffin Bay Sunset