My name is Nalini Cook. I was born in Kingston upon Thames in England. I worked in England as a teacher, lecturer and HMI Inspector for Art and Design, while developing my own work. I relocated to Spain in 2002. My studio is at my home in the countryside near Antequera in Andalucia.
I consider myself an international artist, as I have exhibited all over Europe, and my work is represented in private collections across the world. I exhibit regularly with other artists and was for many years in England a selected artist and member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.
Andalusian International Artists June 2010- 2012
Axarquia art group 2012- 2015
Visit Nalini gallery on Saatchi online
My inspiration comes from recording images of people and landscapes from my journeys in Spain, Italy, France, India, Sri Lanka and Australia. I am also inspired by the visual changes I observe within the environment where I practise my art: ie experiencing the many different landscapes of Andalucia in the area where I live and work.
I use oils, acrylic and mixed media to evoke the rich colours of Indian and Mediterranean landscape. Layers of paint, ink, ochres and mixed media are combined and reformed to create texture and mood, and I often use natural yellow ochres collected from mines in the South of France to evoke heat and colour.
Remnants of medieval cave paintings and frescoes from Italy, India and Sri Lanka also inspire my work. A certain ambiguity is created: preconcepcions are challenged by fusing images gathered from my Sri Lankan heritage with the influences of western culture.
this portfolio contains paintings and images exploring the figure in the context of people, places, society.A second chance to shine was inspired by a chance encounter on a train.
Painting: mixed media, ochre, acrylic on canvas is inspired by a group of people walking along a beach. The light is intense.
collage: mixed media, ink, handmade paper: The work is influenced and inspired by Persian miniature painting
painting: mixed media ,acrylic. The image is created from a serene moment in a souk in Morocco.