Artist reunited with primary school teacher during Open Studios weekend

SWINDON Open Studios proved to be quite the reunion for first-timer Nathan Pegler over the course of the weekend.

Having welcomed guests from his former job at Honda – and even a childhood teacher from the 1980s – he is now eagerly awaiting what the second weekend of this year’s event has in store for him.

The 43-year-old took voluntary redundancy from Honda two years ago and has set up shop in Royal Wootton Bassett as a full-time professional artist which sees him in his studio busily creating colourful pastel works as well as running courses and workshops.

And this year he boldly signed up to form part of the Swindon Open Studios trail – one of just four to be found south of the M4.

A nice in-depth piece in the Adver as they promote the artists taking part in this year's Swindon Open Studios over the first two weekends of September.

Hard graft paying off for passionate artist Nathan

Swindon Advertiser

NATHAN Pegler, 43, became a professional artist in 2014 after 20 years working for Honda. He opens the first exhibition of his work next week and will also be part of Swindon Open Studios next month. Nathan lives on the outskirts of Royal Wootton Bassett with his partner, Samantha Williams, and has a daughter, Lauren. 

NATHAN Pegler has the contented manner of a person beginning to make a living from doing something they love and were meant to do.

He spends a few hours a week as a support worker, ensuring a steady income, but the rest of his time is devoted to art.

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