“Penryn metal sculptor, Nigel Wills, has gone from tinkering in the garage, to being recognised by one of the top local galleries, as a local artist of great potential.
“Recycling much of his materials from old car panels and other reusable metals, his current emphasis is all things fishy, using the tools of his trade, as a former panel beater and production welder, he forms and shapes the metal, using planishing, heat and wooden formers, fashioning each piece takes many hours, climaxing in totally individual and unique sculptures.
“Since beginning his career as a sculptor in January he has crafted over fifty pieces, remarkable replicas of many species such as, John Dory, Mackerel, Pollack, Garfish, even a Red Gurnard.
“Martin Butters, Gallery Manager of Driftwood Gallery in Church Street, Falmouth feels that the visitor’s and locals alike are intrigued by the fact that a local artist’s work is featured alongside more internationally recognised artists. Nigel hopes that this will transfer into sales for his fabulous Falmouth creations. Featured in the photograph is Nigel’s latest handiwork, a full sized common crab, definitely not the one to let get away.”