Encompass a direct, material encounter with the physical world


becoming & dissolving

in the manner of smoke


Nina Royle (b. 1986) lives and works in Cornwall, UK. Royle holds an MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Painting and has been exhibiting extensively since graduating in 2016.

Royle’s hand sculpted painted panels are individual expressions of landscape, weather, corporeality and time – they encompass a direct, material encounter with the physical world. The work can also be read as articulations of the constantly evolving painting process - fluid, fleeting and subject to change. Royle’s work conveys observations of the small and subjective, sitting within and making the vast; a sense of uncontrollable movement and growth and tensions between ephemerality and permanence in the everyday. 

Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Thalassic Trace’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK.

Recent group exhibitions include: 'Lexis Over Land: Towards a Feminist Geography' A group exhibition curated by Nina Royle at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall (2017): 'Visceral' Coates and Scarry; 'Homemade' Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall (2017); 'Floating Worlds', Safe House, London, UK (2016). Royle is curating and will be exhibiting in ‘Lexis over Land’, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Penzance, Cornwall in November 2017.




selected works