Intense colours and dramatic textural juxtapositions have established Nigel Cooke as the quintessential artist of the cityscape genre. Born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire in 1960, Nigel Cooke sold his first painting when he was just 14. After joining the Merchant Navy straight from school, Nigel’s passion for art took a back seat whilst he travelled the world and created new experiences.
In 1992, Nigel Cooke left the Navy to join Butlins as their resident caricaturist and entertainer.
Nigel continued to spend his time as a caricaturist but later went on to travel the world by doing so. Nigel Cooke opened concessions on Blackpool's Central Pier and Pleasure Beach, in the Trafford Centre Mall in Manchester, and at Alton Towers before working as a character designer for the C.I.M International based in Hong Kong.
Nigel Cooke Cityscape art
About ten years ago, Nigel returned to the fine art he loves. The well-travelled artist uses his experiences to create atmospheric cityscapes, capturing iconic cities from around the world in his mesmerising style. Nigel Cooke's bright, bold and colourful cityscapes have earned him a reputation as one of the most sought after cityscape artists around.
Bring the world's most iconic cities to your home and let Nigel Cooke’s cityscapes evoke memories from far and wide.
Nigel Cooke originals
Inspired by Jackson Pollock and his distinctive drip painting technique, Nigel Cooke’s unusual, dynamic and unmistakable style creates beautifully textured scenes that have intricate, layered details. Nigel Cooke’s original art is very high in demand, having spent years perfecting his style you can expect to see pieces that capture London, Paris, New York and Amsterdam among many other cities. Nigel also works on a commission basis so if you have a special place that you would like the artist to capture, contact our Art Consultants to bring your idea to life.
Nigel Cooke art for sale
To date, Nigel has sold paintings all over the world, with particularly strong sales in the UK, the USA and the Far East.
Original artwork and limited edition prints by the artist are available online and in the gallery. Visit us to see the incredible textures for yourself or request a virtual viewing and our team will send you a detailed video to capture the intricacy of Nigel Cooke’s original art and limited edition prints.