In 1960 as a boy of ten, on his first day of a drawing scholarship at the City & Guilds of London Art School, Miss Fitzgerald, The Registrar, took Nigel on a tour of the School. This included the etching studio where he was instantly struck by the atmosphere created by mysterious smells and the shapes of the then enormous etching presses. Nine years later as a painting student at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, older and taller, he started etching and unknowingly laid the foundation for a lifetime in printmaking as well as painting and teaching.
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