Former Chapman Taylor Partner Nigel Woolner produces new book of watercolours and sketches: “Light – A way of seeing”

Chapman Taylor former Senior Partner Nigel Woolner MBE has produced a new book, “Light – A way of seeing”, on how the use of light in landscape paintings and drawings can transform how a scene is perceived and can bring an artwork to life.

Front cover “Light – A way of seeing”

With a Foreword by Sir Donald Insall CBE, the book contains a selection of watercolours created by Nigel on his travels around the UK and Europe over the past 50 years. The publication places a particular emphasis on how Nigel uses light as a medium for “seeing” the landscapes in front of him and how it can be employed to convey those landscapes in strikingly different ways.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill | Maison Victor Horta, Brussels | The Admiralty, St. Petersburg

Nigel was awarded an MBE for services to the arts and education in 2016. He is a member of the Society of Architect Artists and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries across the UK. He has also provided illustrations for books on the architecture of Venice, Brussels, Vienna and Liverpool and his watercolours form part of several UK private collections.

London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London | Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Pavilion, Vienna

Light is still the element that most excites Nigel when he sits down with a paintbrush, and this enthusiasm for the subject is evident throughout the pages of this beautifully produced book.

The Stoclet Palace, Brussels | Dogana di Mare, Venice

Proceeds from sales of the book, published by Charles Lawrence of Chiswick, will be donated to the Mills Williams Foundation, a registered charity which provides scholarships and fellowships to talented students of the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, the Purcell School, the English National Opera and the Royal Northern College of Music. Nigel is chairman of the foundation and has also served on the council of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal College of Music (RCM), having been awarded a Fellowship of the College by Prince Charles in 2015.

Albert Dock, Liverpool | King's College Chapel, Cambridge

Nigel's Sketch Books

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