Monday 03 September, 6pm - 9pm
199 Portobello Road
London W11 1LU
With drinks kindly provided by Tarquin's Cornish Gin
Nina Brooke is an artist, surfer and traveller. Her jewel-like paintings of the sea and shorelines capture a unique aerial perspective of the world’s most picturesque places.
These vibrant, birds eye views evoke memories of being by the sea and they create a focal point in any interior. People all over the world are enjoying these colourful scenes - from Cornwall to the Caribbean via Sri Lanka, France, Ibiza, Australia and the USA.
Nina grew up between the rugged north Cornwall coast and the azure tropics of The Caribbean. From both sides of the Atlantic, the rolling swell and clear-blue bays have played a vital role in her creative development. From her studio in Rock, you can practically hear the waves breaking and the smell of the sea filters into each piece.
“This is where I have been painting for the past 8 years, developing my style as an artist. This space is for experimenting and recreating subjects of interest, particularly the sea. I am drawn the watery depths and the mysterious colours. The inky blues and sparkling greens are forever changing and they represent a constant creative adventure.
I use different mediums like oil, acrylic and watercolour mixed with various textures to keep my work fresh. My favourite point of view is an aerial perspective, and I have been working on a series of paintings based on a bird's eye view of some of the worlds most beautiful places.”
Coming up in 2018 Nina will be doing lots more traveling and painting - with forthcoming exhibition projects in Hawaii, Cornwall and London. Follow Nina on Instagram and keep up to date via The Projects page to find out how these travels inspire her work.
See a selection of new paintings below. Sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of this page to receive advance notification of new work, as it's released from the studio.
"These new paintings are a reflection of my recent travels and they capture the light and energy of these magical places. Each location retains an individual quality and a specific set of memories for me, but the binding thread is the inspiration they give me to paint and explore new colours and forms.
With British summer on the horizon, it feels like the perfect time to embrace the longer days and warmer seas ... " Nina Brooke, June 2018