Nigel Hemming is undoubtedly one of the country's most successful animal artists. Born in 1957 in Staffordshire, his career has been well documented with transition through the media of watercolour, acrylic, pastel, and finally oil.
Although he initially saw himself as a wildlife artist, it is painting of dogs with which his name has become associated. The relationship between man and dog provides an endless source of inspiration for his work.
Nigel's work has been published in limited edition form since the mid 1980's, enjoying increasing popularity with each new edition. His published works and original paintings have featured in one-man shows as well as a number of shared exhibitions. His work is collected throughout the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.A.
In 1996 Nigel Hemming received the Fine Art Trade Guild's Published Artist of the Year award.