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Nancy Cadogan

Artist Statement


Nancy Cadogan is a British figurative painter who paints still life, landscapes and portraits. She studied at City and Guilds of London Art School and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Nancy has been exhibiting her work globally since 2004 with shows in London, New York, Rome, Oslo and Miami. Working with oil paints, the subject of her work stems from imagination and observation, exploring themes of literature, time, and stillness. Her paintings invite the viewer to share her joyful appreciation of contemplative observation.

Cadogan’s 2019 solo Saatchi exhibition ‘Mind Zero’ marked a bold new direction for the artist and the painting of interior and exterior worlds were described by the Evening Standard as ‘heaven on a canvas.’ ‘Footnotes’, Cadogan’s follow-up exhibition for The British Art Fair, continued the artist’s bold new direction. In 2020, The Keats-Shelley House Museum commissioned Cadogan’s first institutional show, ‘Gusto’. The artist’s paintings, steeped in poetic research, were exhibited in Rome and celebrated the 200 year anniversary of the life and legacy of the poet. In 2022, Cadogan’s solo show, 'The Still Point' at the Gillian Jason gallery epitomized her growing unique style of contemplation and still composition with bold and vivid coloring.

Cadogan’s latest project is examining what it means to make paintings within the conversation of sustainability. She currently paints in a London studio.