"because mass produced simply won't do"
Nigel Greaves was elected a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts in 1994 and took early retirement as the Advertisement Director of the Eastbourne Gazette and Herald early in 2008 after 42 years service. He was the President of the Eastbourne and District Industrial Association and Chairman of Eastbourne's Marketing Group and a former director of the Eastbourne Business Partnership, a director of Eastbourne's enterprise agency and a director of Eastbourne and District Managing Agency LTD. He was also a director of the Sunshine Coast Ltd and a govenor of Park College. His life's work in dealing with such a diverse range of businesses almost certainly accounts for his well known ability to create so many different subjects using so many different mediums. Nigel is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Eastbourne and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Born in Berkshire in 1948, son, grandson and great grandson of musicians and teachers of the arts, Nigel studied fine art, art history, ceramics and graphic design at Eastbourne College of Art and Design from 1963-1966. He studied under Robert Tavenor , Bob Miller and Daphne Oliver. The gallery has recently been featured on BBC1 and ITV as well as many newspapers and magazines. From an early age, Nigel set his sights on owning his own art gallery.
In his early years at art college he had little choice but to study the masters. Time and experience gradually led him to a world of new ideas with a fresh approach to the scientific use and chemistry of mixing colour from quality pigments in order to seek creativity that could be treasured.
Over the past 45 years Nigel has gained confidence in his art, working with equal ease in acrylic, watercolour and oils. Many individuals and institutions have discovered the quality of his works which are being enjoyed in many private and public collections worldwide.
From the very first glance at his works, there is an impression of extraordinary vitality radiating energy. In scenes unveiled from beyond our dreams, Nigel takes us to compositions rich in spirituality. His generous use of colour and a well known understanding of light can be seen to bathe scenes in a tranquil unreality that we would sometimes wish to be real.
Well sought after in France and Spain, Nigel Greaves is one of our rare contemporary artists who has the ability of expression to deal with the widest range of subjects using a varied range of techniques in a wide range of media. Collectors can rest assured that the work they purchase is a certified original and that the work they subsequently own is not part of a commercial print run. The work will therefore always be original.
The gallery undertakes fine art picture cleaning and frame restoration for individuals, museums and galleries.
Corporate clients include;
LLoyds of London
McCarthy and Webb
Mayo Wynne Baxter
The Lansdowne Hotel
Portland Financial Management
Best Western Hotels
Johnston Press PLC
Alchemy Wealth Management
PFM Group UK
Wyndel Property Management
Portland Financial Management SA
Portland Portfolio Solutions.
First Choice Dental
Payne and Son Funeral Directors
Haven Installations Ltd
The Lawn Tennis Association
Stephen Rimmer LLP
Happy New Office!
How are your offices and public areas looking?
Recent research confirms that art in the workplace is more relevant now than ever before.
Art has the power to help realise the full potential of individuals,
organisations and places
1 Impress your visitors and clients
2 Boost your credibility and reputation
3 Make a positive statement about you and your business
4 motivate your staff, with a refreshing and inspiring environment
5 Art provides a positive comfort point, to liven up the workplace
6 Art is good for your image and adds character to your workplace
7 Be very different, stand out from the competition!
8 A quality environment brings many tangible benefits. Art plays a huge role in creating that
Working with clients, architects and interior designers both in the UK
and abroad, Nigel Greaves Gallery
has successfully project managed the provision of art for many.
Large city offices, corporate headquarters, residential homes, hotels,
health specialists and retail spaces
have all benifited from Nigel's advice and experience.
We believe in making the selection of art an enjoyable and
stimulating experience for the spaces that concern you
The provision of art is recognisedas a key component
of helping towards bringing vitality, colour and inspiration to
all environments, helping to ensure that your spaces convey
a climate of creativity and life to be enjoyed.
Either come to the gallery and see the works or let us provide you with
some ideas with no obligation.
See our “completed projects” page