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Step Inside and take a look at a selection of my art

About Us

Hello and welcome to Nigel Ragg's - Seize the Daze art website.  I hope you enjoy some of the art that I have produced over the past five years.  I have concentrated mainly on watercolour work and feature mainly still life and landscape paintings, but it is very varied.  I have also produced in soft pastel, pen & watercolour, various pencil drawings, oil and acrylic.  Do enjoy browsing through the website.  There is a shopping section too, with pictures I am selling.

Art for art sake...........
Come rain or shine
Love Art
Private Commissions

I would love help you with any private commissions which you would like undertaken.  Please ring me to discuss this on 07957 277 529




Still Life


Front doors

Outdoor Structures​

For more details do check out the services page on this website

Painting for pleasure


There's nothing quite as rewarding as painting and drawing - I have spent many hours totally absorbed in painting a landscape or still life.  The hours just seem to shoot by and this absorbing activity gives you a wonderful sense of well being and achievement.   I started painting and drawing about 6 years ago now, having discovered a class entitled 'Anyone can Draw'.  This course was facilitated by The University of the Third Age (U3A) and held in my local area of north London.  Having done very little art since leaving school, many years ago, the class was an excellent way of easing myself back in to art and to discover whether it was for me or not.  It really is amazing what you can achieve in a very short space of time and I highly recommend you try it!

Watercolour, Acrylic or Oil?

At the moment I'm using mainly watercolour, acrylic and pen & ink, but I'm really keen to use oil paints a lot more.  What's always put me off is the smell and the difficulty of cleaning brushes and equipment and then disposing of the waste white spirit, etc.  But now they have introduced water-based oil paint, so I can't wait to try these paints and get going.  I'll let you know how I get on in the blog section of the site in the not too distant future.


National Garden Scheme (NGS)

Having now retired, I have decided to donate 50% of my painting price to the National Garden Scheme (NGS) Charity.

The NGS supports many caring charities including Macmillan; Marie Curie; Hospice UK; Carers Trust and Parkinson's.  Since 1927 NGS have donated over £60 million to caring charities.

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