Oil Painter

I am an artist & painter based in Glasgow UK. I work mainly in portraits within a natural or urban environment. My style could be described as painterly realism.
Works are labelled Price On Application (POA) or Not For Sale (NFS).

Urban architecture is a collection of four prints (shown above) from paintings of some significant buildings in Paisley and Glasgow. My artwork is your reminder of the extraordinary in the everyday landscape for people who have lived and worked ie spent their time in Paisley and Glasgow. As a painter, I hope to remind you of these often familiar icons from a slightly different perspective. Following a long tradition from the old masters they are 'decorated' with people or to use the formal term staffage. This I hope lets you inhabit the space as they do. A perspective you’ll not always see when you are out and about, but can easily place yourself in and cherish forever.


A seperate print of Windows Feast in the North East of missing urban architecture is available as a high quality signed limited edition (100) giclee print.


Nigel Johnson also known as Nij (rhymes with bridge) is an artist and painter living and working in Glasgow UK. He was born near Blackburn Lancashire and lived there until aged 18. After five years in Manchester he moved to Glasgow and has been here ever since.

His interest was stimulated by weekly visits to the local municipal art gallery and museum as a child with his mum. Painting on the kitchen table followed and included a homage to Jackson Pollock half way up the kitchen wall. Figurative painting was also encouraged by his Great Aunt Edna an accomplished, exhibiting, amateur artist and business woman.
There then followed a long hiatus while he pursued a successful academic career in science and engineering.

He received tuition in drawing, life drawing and figurative sculpture around 20 years ago via evening classes at Glasgow School of Art. He received tuition in oil painting under Dennis Bannister https://www.facebook.com/DensArtClass
and has received tuition in oil panting from Sandy Guy and Caroline Gormley at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MadeInPaisley.
In 2019 he won the Paisley Art Institute William and Mary Armour Award for the painting opposite Saltie: Apex Predator.
His influences and inspiration are portraiture including birds and animals where he strives for the personality of the 'sitter', and notable buildings within the urban environment, where mood of the place is reflected. In essence his artwork reflects and gives selective prominence to the people and places that surround him.
If you would like a unique piece of art or a print, most work is for sale (Price on Application, POA), just email for a price and your location for shipping costs. You can also pick up a work or view if you live locally by appointment. Some work is not for sale (NFS) because it is in private collections.

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