Nigel Murray, a much loved art teacher of 22 years at Putney High School retires this year with plans to pursue his own work as a practising artist.
Mr Murray is not only a wonderful painter and draughtsman in a variety of media (working and exhibiting throughout his time at Putney) but a much-loved and inspirational teacher who has encouraged hundreds of students through his lessons in Art Room 2 and his “Drawing Matters” lunchtime classes and life-drawing lessons.
A regular in the choir and staff productions, his singing is renowned and he has been a formidable crossword team player in the staff room.
Staff and students will miss him greatly for his kindness and his gentle good humour. We wish him a happy and fruitful retirement.