This is a limited edition hand signed lithograph by Nigel Hemming titled “Friends for Life”.
Medium: Lithograph on quality paper [Hand Signed and Numbered by the artist].
Edition size: 200. Paper measures 28″ x 17″. Image Measures 24″ x 12″.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Comes unframed. In mint condition!
Nigel Hemming is undoubtedly one of the country’s most successful animal artists. Born in 1957 in Staffordshire, his career has been well documented with transition through the media of watercolour, acrylic, pastel, and finally oil. Although he initially saw himself as a wildlife artist – ornithological subjects holding a particular fascination for him – it is painting of dogs – particularly working dogs – with which his name has become associated. The relationship between man and dog provides an endless source of inspiration for his work. Living with his own dogs made Nigel a keen observer of canine behaviour and his images reflect this deep understanding of his subject. Devotees find his paintings irresistible – seeing many of their own special animal’s endearing traits captured on canvas. Nigel Hemming works have been published in limited edition form since the mid 1980’s, enjoying increasing popularity with each new edition. His published works and original paintings have featured in one-man shows as well as a number of shared exhibitions. His work is collected throughout the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.A.
Then in 1986 he had his first work published by Washington Green, a set of four gun dogs, which proved extremely popular worldwide. This subsequently led to more prints and a natural progression into high quality limited editions.
After several successful shows and ever increasing demand for his limited edition prints in North America as well as the UK, Nigel received the Fine Art Trade Guild’s Published Artist of the Year award in 1996. His original work has become highly sought after by private collectors and galleries a like.