NINA BROOKE

NINA IS AN ARTIST, SURFER AND TRAV­ELLER.

Surf Girl - - Work It! -

Nina, how did your jour­ney as an artist be­gin? I started my jour­ney at a very young age. My fam­ily nur­tured my cre­ativ­ity grow­ing up. Like Pi­casso said: “Ev­ery child is an artist, the prob­lem is to re­main an artist once we grow up.” For me, this came from my grand­fa­ther teach­ing me to draw from 8 years old, and my mother keep­ing me in­ter­ested in my teens, tak­ing trips around Corn­wall, Lon­don and Europe to see gal­leries. Only for a few years now I have called my­self an artist/ painter.

What is it about the ae­rial per­spec­tive that you love so much?

The ae­rial con­cept draws from my fas­ci­na­tion of how hu­mans spend their time on this beau­ti­ful blue planet. How peo­ple in­ter­act with na­ture, how dif­fer­ent cul­tures and ter­rain af­fect the ae­rial im­ages. And how ev­ery sec­ond the dy­namic of the com­po­si­tion be­tween man and na­ture, is mov­ing. It raises con­scious­ness of how we act and per­form on earth, and from the ae­rial per­spec­tive I feel I can cap­ture th­ese mo­ments so much clearer – cre­at­ing pat­terns, depth in colour and com­po­si­tions. The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less and I am very ex­cited to see where it goes in the fu­ture...

How does the surf/ocean in­spire you and your art? Surf­ing is time out and pure en­joy­ment – but it is also where the whole ae­rial con­cept started for me. So many years I have looked across the seascape of surfers dot­ted around in the wa­ter. Be­tween the sets you can start see­ing the hu­man pat­tern – ev­ery­one is super con­tent detox­ing from their work hours or school days. This is what in­spires me to recre­ate th­ese mo­ments.

What’s next for you?

I am do­ing a pop-up show in Septem­ber on Por­to­bello Road in Lon­don, where I have planned a col­lec­tion based on my favourite des­ti­na­tions: Sri Lanka, Hawaii, Bali and of course, Corn­wall. For the sum­mer I will be at home in my Cor­nish stu­dio in Rock paint­ing – so please call in and say hi!

One thing you would like to achieve be­fore the end of the year?

To per­fect the Hang Ten... I took up long­board­ing last year and never looked back.

Name: Nina Brooke

Age: 27

Lo­ca­tion: Corn­wall & Lon­don

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Artist

So­cial Me­dia: @ni­na_brooke_artist

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