Marcus Nisbet

My paintings are concerned with people and context.  Inspiration comes when I imagine the dramatic possibilities for representing someone I have seen or met. The challenge of realising the vision is both aesthetic and organisational. 

Most of my work is in oil, which I like for its unrivalled versatility and richness.  It has been noted for its quality and psychological depth, conveyed through strong use of composition and a subtle working of mood.  It has been described as realist, visionary, enchanting and contemporary.  Art critic Brian Sewell has spoken of my paintings as “impressive” and “remarkable”. 

I have previously had studios in Clerkenwell and at the Chocolate Factory in Wood Green, North London.  My studio has since moved to Cambridge, where I devote much of my time to portrait commissions and exhibition pieces.

Enquiries about commissions or sales are welcome, as are visits to my studio which can be arranged by appointment.