Nigel Hemming

Born in 1957,Nigel grew up in the village of Kniver, Staffs.

Showing a keen interest in painting Nigel left school and went to Art College after trying teaching as a career he threw himself in to becoming a full-time artist .In 1982 Nigel married and his introduction to dogs brought about a change and the painting In Retirement was produced.

Nigel Hemming is regarded by many as one of the country’s leading painters of working dogs – his images often bearing a narrative theme. He says that he tries to paint pictures not simply of dogs, but about them. The appeal of his work led to his being presented with the Fine Art Trade Guild Published Artist Award in 1996.

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