Nigel Hallard (1936-2020) was a well-known painter of landscapes and, especially coastal subjects, in oil, watercolour and mixed media. He grew up in the West Midlands and settled in Cornwall in 1967, establishing a studio and gallery in Mousehole. In 1976 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and later became a member of the South West Academy in Exeter. He delighted in painting the coastal villages of Cornwall, the ships in the English Channel, and the Cornish countryside. In 1989 he acquired a second studio in Dinan in Brittany and also painted regularly in New Zealand. The former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, displayed one of his paintings on the walls of 10, Downing Street.