Nigel Pepper, the most famous man in Beeston.
(Oil, Charcoal and Acrylic on Plywood 60 x 90cm)
(Framed and ready to hang, overall size 82 x 112cm)
When I asked local people for recommendations for people to paint, the person who was suggested the most was Nigel Pepper. The work he does in Beeston is greatly appreciated by so many people; everyone seems to know him as he walks the streets keeping everything tidy.
Nigel was born in Lincoln, but has lived in Beeston for over ten years, working for Broxtowe Borough Council.
Nigel says, "I enjoy my job and meeting people. They see me as a familiar face. The question that I get asked the most, is where are the toilets. I pick no end of teddy bears up, which I always take to the council for safe keeping, just in case their owners turn up looking for them. Sometimes I help lost children find their parents. It can be a very rewarding job."
Nigel walks hundreds of miles in all weathers, a regular sight as he walks around Beeston; he must be Beeston’s most famous man?