Creatabot is a project that connects, promotes and supports creativity. Based in Medway, UK.
Nigel Adams is a Kent artist who creates “indescribable” art in many types of formats and genres. I had the opportunity to speak to Nigel and find out some more about him.
So Nigel how long have you been an artist for now?
I started drawing from life seriously when I was about 7 or 8 and have wanted to be a full-time artist ever since. I only started selling work in March this year, so that’s 37 years!
Did you study any creative subjects?
I did junk modeling at primary school and art ‘o’ level, other than that – not a lot!
So you are a self taught artist then?
Pretty much everything I do has been self-taught, other artists have given me pointers along the way, the key is to practice lots, ask people questions, research, experiment and keep trying to improve all the time.
Who is your favourite local artist and all time favourite artist?
My favourite local artist is probably James Hill and my all time favourite is Ian Pollock.
Who really inspires you?
Anyone who works hard at their art and Buddhist Teacher Daisaku Ikeda.
Where do you like to work most?
I like working in my little studio at home or on my living room floor whilst watching telly, but I’ll work anywhere really.
What would you really like to learn in the future?
I would like to learn animation and film-craft, also how to write prose longer than a few pages so I can publish a few books. I also want to make larger, free-standing sculptures so I’d like to learn mediums like fiberglass, stone and metals.
Can you recommend a creative website you love?
I find http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/ really useful and they provide a really good Twitter feed with regular updates.
Where is the best place to see your work?
I usually direct people to my Facebook pages at the moment: facebook.com/psychobabbling and “Nigel Adams Artist”. I have a site featuring old work which is www.crackedvisions.org.uk and am planning on building a new site that reflects my recent work at www.artichrist.com. I also plan to get an Etsy shop set up in the future. Of course you can’t beat seeing my work in person and I regulary display my work at the Deaf Cat Cafe in Rochester. If you connect with my Facebook page though then you will get regular updates on exhibitions.
Thank you so much for speaking to “Creatabot” Nigel and we wish you all the best for your future projects!