Nick Bodimeade (b.1957) lives and works on a meander-core island on the River Ouse flood plain near Lewes. On leaving Wolverhampton Art College in the 1970s, Bodimeade supported his painting by working as a tractor driver and shepherd in Sussex and Wales. This direct engagement with landscape has been a formative influence on his painting, and coupled with many years teaching at a number of UK art schools and universities, this has provided the grounding for his current full time painting practice. He has work in many public and private collections, including The Government Art Collection, The Contemporary Art Society, the Landmark Trust, Blackwell Science, and the Chichester Medical Education Centre. Bodimeade exhibits regularly in London and further afield, and is represented by Zimmer Stewart Gallery, St Anne’s Galleries, Porthminster Gallery and Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art.