Nettle Grellier

Nettle Grellier trained for her foundation diploma at Kingston University and gained her fine art at the University of Brighton. Nettle will have her first debut exhibition with us in 2020.


"My work feeds off contact with other individuals. I have moved around a lot and I see home as a set of moments and interactions rather than one specific space.
I want my paintings to show the intimacy of my own life whilst being familiar to the viewer. In recent times my home has been a place of grief and illness and I try to produce paintings that are sensitive to these moments whilst making light of life. I do not wish to present a view of life that is completely serious or
humorless, even when trying to deal with intense and life changing experiences.
I like the titles to be conversational, like little snippets of a story or funny anecdotes. Sometimes the descriptions are quite cumbersome and awkward which satisfies me. I use objects; food, books, furniture and ceramic objects made by my friends act as props for telling the story of home and relationships."
Nettle Grellier