Eastbourne Society of Artists
Nigel Judged the Eastbourne Society of Artists exhibition for the Eastbourne Herald Cup at Eastbourne's Town Hall and chose the winner of the trophy, Stephen Cheeseman with his superb oil pastel titled "Sprint". Nigel said "the winner had produced a fabulous oil pastel of 7 cyclists radiating real energy in a close formation". The runner up was a painting produced by Nick Englefield titled Hastings. Nigel said he chose this as the runner up due to its excellent timeless composition with good use of light and detail.
Launch party for Sussex Helping Angels
Nigel with Cllr. Carolyn Heaps
Nigel with TV presenter Fred Dinnage
Filming of "untouchable" in the gallery by Lynchpin Films
Director Lana Maciver and the film crew
Bradley Mackelden from Eastbourne College on work experience at the gallery
Bradley met customers and introduced them to the wide variety of paintings in the gallery.
He hung and catalogued paintings as well as learning the commercial aspects of the gallery.
During his work experience, he used his skills as a photographer and took pictures of the
latest works to be uploaded on the website.
Painting brings back memories for Senior Navigating Officer of QE2
Story by kind permission of the Eastbourne Herald
Donald Gunn with son Andrew
Retired senior navigating officer of the QE2 Donald Gunn who lives in Eastbourne received a very special
surprise birthday present from his son Andrew and partner Annette. When visiting the Nigel Greaves Gallery
in Compton Street, Donald’s son Andrew and his partner Annette came across a highly detailed original
painting of the QE2 by local artist Nigel Greaves and purchased it for their father’s 85th birthday.
The painting now takes pride of place above the fireplace and is bringing back memories of Donald’s service
as the senior navigating officer. Donald said “when I first received this wonderful painting of the QE2 as a
birthday present from my son Andrew and his partner Annette, it immediately brought back memories of
the years I spent onboard the ship with voyages to the Norwegian Fiords, Rio De Janeiro, Capetown,
Mumai and of course, New York where the QE2 always received a rapturous reception from all the
small craft in the harbour with whistles blowing and flags waving”.
Donald was fortunate enough to take his wife and three sons on two voyages to New York and remembers
them having a great time playing deck games, meeting all the other young guests onboard and sitting with him
at the dining table in the first class restaurant with so many things to choose from the menu.
When visiting New York, Donald remembers visiting the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations building,
China Town and The Battery where we had lunch at the Missions to Seamen. “My sons were overawed
by all the New York cops with their guns, handcuffs, batons and walkie talkies”.
The painting has brought back memories for Donald where he met many famous people such as Ludivic
Kennedy and his wife Moira Shearer, Rosie Swales, the round the world yachtswomen, Salvador Dali
complete with fur coat, Joe Loss the band leader and many more. Nigel Greaves who painted the picture
said he painted the ship in 2008 as it was decommissioned. “I never thought it would end up being owned
by the ships’ senior navigating officer”.
Donald said he was thrilled to receive the painting that has brought back wonderful memories which
will stay with him forever.
The Mayor's portrait
The mayor of Eastbourne Cllr.Carolyn Heaps being presented with her portrait by Nigel with
the Rotary Club of Eastbourne President elect Simon Dodds, left and President Ron Genty, right.
Moira House School
Pupils from Moira House School visited the gallery as part of their art and design course work.
Steel & Co Financial (offices)
The directors of Steel & Co chose seven of Nigel's new abstracts for their re furbished
Eastbourne offices and board room
Cavendish School students in Eastbourne chose the Nigel Greaves Gallery to visit for part of
their art project.
Lansdowne Hotel Eastbourne
The restaurant, reception and the newly refurbished bar areas in the Lansdowne Hotel now
adorn a special collection of original paintings selected from the gallery. The works were
purchased by management of the hotel to complement the latest refurbishments in the hotel's
The restaurant features a beautiful selection of land and seascapes, the reception area shows
two stunning examples of Nigel's Sussex churches and the new bar areas show five varied and
colourful works that were chosen by management and staff to further enhance the comfotrable
and very relaxing bar area.
Hotel proprietor Edward Lewis said " this lovely collection of paintings really does enhance the
latest refurbishments in the hotel and we have received many kind comments and compliments
from our customers.
Tree of Hope Charity Ball
Tina and David Lambird (Chairman of EMC) successfully bid for two paintings at the charity
auction which raised over £6000
New works preview
Opening of new Seymour Mullins offices in Eastbourne
A variety of Nigel's abstract works were purchased for the new suite of offices
3M Seminar for dental surgeons
A seminar was held in the gallery for dental surgeons from London and
the South East by 3M who presented dentists with the very latest technology
available from 3M for mini implants. The gallery was chosen for the seminar
due to its unique atmosphere.
Unveiling of the Clive Seymour portrait
The portrait of Clive Seymour painted by Nigel Greaves was unveiled by the Mayor of Eastbourne at a special presentation party at the Seymour Mullins and Co offices in Eastbourne