Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1975, Nardini has won several awards including the Cargill Award, GSA, in 1974; Scottish Arts Council Award for Amsterdam Residency in 1980; the PAI Award in 1996; the Ann Redpath Award, RSA, in 1998; the Eton Fine Gallery Award, PAI, in 1999 and the Derwent Award, PAI in 2012. His work is regularly exhibited in Galleries across Scotland and England. Examples of his work are held in public collections such as the Scottish Arts Council and Lanarkshire Education Collection as well as in private collections across Europe and the USA. A commission for Scottish Ballet hangs in the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.
Nardini has a high regard for the paintings of the American artist Edward Hopper, initially attacted by the mystery and intrigue created by the presence of figures in his compositions. However, he now finds himself drawn to the drama, simplicity and timelessness of Hopper's landscapes. Using a dry brush technique with acrylic paint Nardini has developed his landscapes, travelling from Glasgow to Tuscany, France, Switzerland and Southern California to create works full of a sense of place. Bright sunlight, poppy fields, terracotta roofs and sandy beaches become simple, yet evocative shapes singing with colour.