2021 Spotlight on Nigel Moores

My studio is in a seven-hundred-year-old barn, that originally stored fleeces for Buckfast Abbey, which is a short stroll away, and where there is a lovely garden and cafe. The studio is on the ground floor, with additional work upstairs in the house.

I have been an artist all of my life: my grandfather was a sculptor, my mother is a quilter and our daughter is a print designer in Sweden.

It’s only my fourth year in Devon but I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. I find inspiration in the landscape, ideas and in life. I go out drawing on Dartmoor quite frequently. My work is largely abstract but often connects with people in surprising ways. 

Each painting has to have energy and meaning but it does not have to be understood, just experienced. One doesn’t need to know anything about abstraction, one only needs to look, and look again. Music, I think, has a close affinity with abstract painting.

Good art is an endless conversation.