Oil Painter

I am an artist & painter based in Glasgow UK. I work mainly in portraits (including animals and birds) within a natural or urban environment. I generally paint people, animals and buildings I like or interest me. My style could be described as painterly realism. Please contact me if you would like to share my vision. Email: nijfineart1@gmail.com
Works are either priced, labelled Price On Application (POA) or Not For Sale (NFS).
Commissions undertaken by arrangement.

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 25 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.
  •  15/07/2024 03:41 PM
  •   Glasgow Art Club

East Meets West Glasgow Art Club Summer exhibition. East Meets West’ is a joint collaboration featuring work by members of both the Glasgow Art Club and the Scottish Arts Club based in Edinburgh. . Please check venue for opening times.

  •  15/03/2024 05:00 PM
  •   174 Dorchester Avenue, Glasgow, UK

Regisitration has eneded but the show goes on! As part of our spring exhibition this show explores the link of symmetry to the natural world. Ranging from the molecular to the galactic - the theme of symmetry links these disparate images. Open at weekend afternoons.

  •  24/11/2023 11:00 AM - 13/01/2024 05:00 PM
  •   Glasgow Art Club

The Club’s Exhibiting Artist members have staged their Winter exhibition in response to a brief that encourages them to produce work according to their desires. The exhibition features the work of several new Exhibiting Artist members who have recently joined the Club.

  •  19/10/2023 11:00 AM
  •   174 Dorchester Avenue, Glasgow, UK

If you missed my first solo show in May at Nicolls Gallery this is a chance to see some of those works and additional work made especially for this studio opening. Also in the exhibition will be a variety of hand made fused glass clocks by Nigel Johnson - Nij.

  •  18/10/2023 06:00 PM - 11/11/2023 06:00 PM
  •   185 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4HU, UK

THE SCOTTISH PRIZE FOR FINE ART 2023 Scotland's Preeminent Prize for the Arts At Glasgow Art Club.

  •  31/08/2023 05:00 PM - 18/10/2023 05:00 PM
  •   The Art Department Located at the Paisley Centre, 2-10 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UQ

Welcome to the Big Art Show, Paisley’s largest-ever open art exhibition. Big Art Show, Paisley is a major exhibition project by Outspoken Arts Scotland and a volunteer team of professional visual artists, Art Paisley Ltd, working across the West of Scotland. It is a not-for-profit making charitable activity for the advancement of art, education and public benefit.

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  •  13/05/2023 12:00 PM - 14/05/2023 12:00 PM
  •   656 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, UK

Nigel Johnson’s First Solo Exhibition Brings Attention to Birds and Glasgow's Beauty. If you missed it you can still have a quick look round at the end of the read more link below.

  •  15/04/2023 02:30 PM - 11/05/2023 05:00 PM
  •   Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie

Annual Exhibition of Milngavie Art Club members work. Free admission. Opening times Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and Wednesday am. I was fortunate enough to win the Milngavie Art Club Award (MAC award) for my painting Glasgow Uni: Winter. All submissions had to be 20 x 20 cm.

  •  26/11/2022 04:00 PM - 26/11/2022 04:00 PM
  •   The Art Department, 2-10 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UQ

The Big Art Show, Paisley is a large-scale public exhibition. Show now closed for 2022

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