Nancy Nightingale is an Artist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh in 2018, specialising in Painting.

Within her work Nancy observes how changing daylight transforms spaces through elongated shadow forms. The focus of Nancy’s practice is the translation of light and shadow within spaces possessing a cinematic quality into textured mark making, and more recently extending this theme through photography and filmmaking. The construction of space is made with sensitivity to materiality, imitating visual moments containing both harsh and subtle light. The artist’s main body of work is often process-led which allows for a controlled restriction of information by removing detail, abstracting each space that would usually be regarded as something ordinary or routine. Materials are used as a tool for creating visual noise, where quieter moments exist within subtle changes in texture. By abstracting the original space, Nancy is able to capture the mood without the need for explicit definition. Nancy’s work asks the viewer to look a little differently at the moments that pass them by, and notice how interaction with light plays a huge role in how a place can be perceived.
    © Image by Rob Gunn


BA (Hons) Painting Degree from The University of Edinburgh
Foundation Year at the Royal Drawing School
School: Dartford Grammar School for Girls



25th - 31st August 2023 - Saorsa Gallery, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Opening night 25th Aug 6-8pm
Duo Exhibition with Candace DeFour Roberts


2023 - Art Pistol
Group Exhibition for the opening of Art Pistol’s new gallery space, Glasgow

RESIDENCY: The Admiral’s House, Wasps Studios
Ilse of Skye


The World of Interiors
Featured artist in ‘Artisctic Impressions’ Sepetmeber 2023 issue https://www.worldofinteriors.com/


The Smart Leisure Guide - ‘Encounter’ Exhibition Review

Visual Arts Scotland

Art Pistol

Kobi & Teal, Products

Best of Degree Show, Six Foot Gallery

Degree Show Finder, Edinburgh College of Art

Royal Drawing School, Alumni


Best Film and Audience Choice Award
‘At First Light’ - Film in collaboration with Louis Caro.  Awarded by the Movie Production Society at The University of Edinburgh.  7 Mar 2018

© Nancy Nightingale

Selected intallation shots by Murray Orr