The Darryl Nantais Gallery

Artist's Biography


My paintings are mostly landscapes and coastal scenes inspired by the East Anglian countryside, Mediterranean visits, sailing trips and travels in the Far East and South America. My choice of subject matter is often decided by my emotional response to the mood and colours of the scene and I try to include the complex rhythms, textures and colour harmonies of nature that are my inspiration. The paintings are based on direct observation and I aim to convey a sense of the mood and atmosphere of the location. I paint mainly in acrylic, or mixed media including acrylic and collage, but also enjoy using watercolour and exploring new ideas.

I live and have my studio in the Cambridge area. I have exhibited with galleries across East Anglia from Cambridge to Manningtree, held several solo and joint exhibitions and have also exhibited with Cambridge Open Studios since 2000. My pictures are in collections in the UK, France, Germany and the USA.