Nigel Cooke is well known for his stunning cityscape paintings. With glorious technicolour detail and the renowned unique finish to his work. He certainly captures the hustle and bustle of the big cities around the world with an amazing burst of colour. We are pleased to offer this debut collection of studio art to compliment his work of well loved skylines and street scenes. So we thought we would like to tell you a bit more about this new studio art by Nigel Cooke, only recently released…

He has brought out five new studio editions in early August. The iconic cities : Crossing The Thames; Downtown Manhattan; Queens Walk London; Times Square; and Parisian Life. At the Diane Hutt Art Gallery in East Sussex you will find a full range of his work.

City Living by Nigel Cooke

The intense colours and dramatic textures displayed in the work of Nigel Cooke have established him as the quintessential artist of the cityscape genre. Nigel travelled extensively around the world as a caricature artist and travelling inspired him to begin painting. Furthermore elevating his illustrative style into fine art and creating his unique vision of the urban landscape onto the canvas.

Nigel’s unmistakeable style has clearly been influenced by Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. Along with his instantly recognisable distinctive drip paint technique. At first glance, it may look like a simplistic approach, but in fact it is a remarkably complex form of paint application. This requires a great deal of practice and control. The legacy of Pollock is being translated into visionary contemporary cityscapes at the hands of Nigel Cooke. He creates beautifully textured scenes that have intricate, layering of detail. This layering is an important aspect of Nigel’s work. The layers create a surface patternation that is independent of its subject matter. This in turn allows the eye to travel freely across the canvas. The final results certainly offer both a remarkable sense of depth and a certain serenity to the work.

Parisian Life

Parisian Life – The atmosphere of the main boulevard, with busy street side cafes, restaurants, and the lovely smell from the patisserie of freshly baked cakes andfresh bread enticing you to come in. With the distant iconic view of the Eiffel Town standing tall in the skyline of this beautiful city.

This city scene is sure to evoke memories of the wonderful trip to Paris, which is available in the latest print collection.

Parisian Life, by Nigel Cooke
Times Square, Rush Hour by Nigel Cooke

Times Square In Rush Hour

Times Square in Rush Hour certainly portrays the hustle and bustle of this big city; with the vibrant colours of all the advertising bill boards; lights and the iconic yellow cabs known through out New York. The centre of many well known images worldwide, celebrating the life and style of city living in the Big city.

Certainly a centre piece for any room, with the new print being a popular cityscape with many of our customers.

Each edition in the range is hand signed, with an exclusive edition of only 45.  Beautifully hand embellished, employing a variety of techniques, the collection is both luxurious and distinctive. Certainly ideal for the discerning collector.
These representations combine the skill of the UK’s finest printmakers with the creative hand, furthermore they capture the very essence of the city and offer a unique element to every single collectable edition