Nigel Cooke

Artworx Gallery are proud to showcase two new original Parisian paintings by Nigel Cooke. Nigel Cooke has the talent and ability to paint a scene with an intense amount of detail using his own stylistic technique. Whilst his work ranges from serious cityscapes to comical characters he uses muted colour to create a deep sense of contrast. Cooke’s work echoes his years of creative experience whilst his dripped paint approach gives texture and a three dimensional finish.

Les Deux Magots, Paris By Nigel Cooke

Les Deux Magots, Paris
By Nigel Cooke

Born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, Nigel Cooke joined the Marchant Navy after leaving school and subsequently has held a number of jobs on the road to becoming a full-time artist. He sold his first painting at the age of 14 and joined Butlins as their resident caricaturist and entertainer in 1992.

He later went onto open caricature concessions on Blackpool’s ‘Central Pier’ and ‘Pleasure Beach’, the ‘Trafford Centre Mall’ in Manchester and ‘Alton Towers’. During this time he estimates the number of caricatures completed from live sittings to be in excess of 50,000.

He has also worked as a character designer for the Hong Kong based C.I.M. International and remains a member of the National Caricature Network in the USA, a body he joined in 1996.

Cooke’s original paintings are exhibited through the British Isles in several of the country’s top galleries, and is collected worldwide.

Parisian Streets By Nigel Cooke

Parisian Streets
By Nigel Cooke

For more information please visit

Nigel Cooke at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01952 820397 or email
Artworx Gallery, 67 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU.

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