1952 - ?

Jim Nind

James M. Nind was born at Yiewsley and West Drayton district of London in 1952, only son of the three children of Leslie James Meaden Nind (7 October 1925-13 May 2018) and his wife Joan Elizabeth née Buck (14 June 1926-2006), who married at Uxbridge in 1950. Jim, as he is known, was educated at Cherry Lane Primary School and Townmead Secondary Modern leaving with an 'A' level in Art and then studied at Trent Park Training College, with Art as his main subject, gaining a Certificate in Education in 1974. Jim began teaching in Hackney and in 1977 moved to Leicestershire where he became a member and later part-time co-ordinator of the Leicestershire ‘Insights into Learning’ project. During his time in Leicestershire, he gained a Post Graduate Diploma and an M.A. in Art and Design Education and in 1989 became Headteacher at Lady Jane Grey County Primary School. Jim married at Lewes, Sussex in 1975, Carol Banwell and they have two sons and in 1990 they moved to Suffolk where Jim took three further headships and two master's degrees and a Doctorate in Education through part-time practitioner-based study. Jim worked as a part-time Lecturer for Suffolk Anglia Ruskin University 2004-2013 delivering modules at master's level on Reflective Practice Writing and Creative Analytical Practice and worked as an Advisor for the Local Education Authority from 2007. He retired in January 2013, which created a major resurgence in his creative life, spending six months of 2013 involved with photographic images, finding himself designing books which combined photographs and prose-poetry. Jim then found himself drawn back towards canvas, paint, and found items, drawing inspiration from wandering around boatyards finding discarded flotsam, observing the technology of tarpaulins, and experiencing the emotional blast invoked at the hoisting of sails. Painter in 2D and 3D mixed media, working with acrylic paint on woven strips of canvas and exploring the boundaries to various artistic traditions; making paintings which are weavings, weavings which are sculptures, photographs which are paintings, embodying poetry and text alongside or within his work. A former member of Suffolk Open Studios from his studio at 99 Ranelagh Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk and has exhibited at The Cliff Top, Felixstowe; Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh; Halesworth Gallery; Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh and at Gallery 142 and Art on the Prom at Felixstowe.

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