Limpsfield Chart Cricket Club

What a lovely afternoon spent at the rather picturesque Limpsfield Chart Cricket Club, where I handed over a commission to a very deserving club member, Roger Maynard, as a surprise gift in celebration of his very own platinum jubilee – 70 seasons as a player! A huge achievement.

I was commissioned to paint the pitch and clubhouse scene by the club Chairman, to be presented at the re-opening of the club, following their extensive outfield renovation project.

It was a challenge to paint as the outfield of the cricket pitch had just been completely turned over to be replaced during a huge renovation project by the club, so when taking photos of the scene, the pitch was bare earth and the trees were not in leaf!

So I relied on a number of my photos, plus photos from the club and online to piece the scene together. I aimed to portray the view of village cricket on a beautiful day in high summer and I hope that’s what I have achieved!

Prints are available. Please give me a call or email .

Excited to Unveil Whitstable’s “The Street” Today, August 5th At 2pm

I’ve painted many watercolours of beautiful Kent and Sussex coastal and inland settings, and was recently commissioned by my friend Allen Hartley, owner of Whitstable Art Cage, to paint “The Street”, depicting Whitstable’s iconic beach front from a new angle.

I’ll be unveiling the final painting today, Thursday 5th August at the Whitstable Art Cage. Come along to Hut 2, Whitstable Harbour Market at 2PM!

I’m obviously no stranger to Whitstable, having previously painted Whitstable’s pier for the Art Cage, but you never get tired of Whitstable!

It’s such a special and interesting place, as it combines an attractive working harbour with a great coastline and a thriving town. It’s always been a favourite of mine and is a very popular destination with its iconic beach huts.

The original painting of The Street will be available from August 5th for £895 (unless sold prior) with prints (landscape format) measuring:
37.62 x 19.92cm @ £95, 
51 x 27cm @ £155
75.81 x 40.14cm @ £225

Allen Hartley, owner of Whitstable Art Cage at the Whitstable Harbour Market said: “Nigel has been a friend for a long time and his prints (all of which are available at “The Cage”) are hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. I expect this one to be no different and am really excited to see the final result.”

For media and customer enquiries about prints and the original please contact Allen: 07787 656037 or email

How to paint clouds and sky in watercolour – my latest article on painters-online…

I was recently asked by Painters-Online to give my advice on painting sky and clouds in watercolour. Here’s the article. I hope you find it useful…

The most satisfying part of painting for me is always the sky. It is the first part of the painting process after the initial drawing and it always feels great to start getting colour down on the paper or canvas. But I’m also very aware that it’s the sky that could make or break the painting. 

Continue reading “How to paint clouds and sky in watercolour – my latest article on painters-online…”

How to paint water in watercolour

If you’re a fan of painting in watercolour and thinking about painting seascapes or other bodies of water, here’s the article I wrote for Painters Online recently on how I go about painting water in watercolour… I hope it helps!

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