Nina Royle

My practise incorporates painting, text and performance readings. Placing the individual languages these mediums provoke in dialogue with one another, creating bodies of work that are consciously multi-layered, varied and de-centred in voice. Viewed singularly or as a collection, I always see my work as acting as both a site and a conduit to engage with nature’s nature.

In terms of my paintings, these are typically made on small-scale, shaped, wooden tablets coated in hand-made gesso. They have a haptic quality inspiring touch as much as sight. On them my treatment of image-making is wide-ranging, including sanding, binding, carving and cutting, alongside painting. The different moods these techniques evoke are paired with pigments and dyes often chosen for there material and symbolic connection to nature.

The Newbridge Project