Nalini :   Marbella International Art festival 2010 

Comments and crits from exhibitions

Press cuttings

The following is a selection of comments and reviews from  exhibitions. 

"Byzantine Concept in 20th Century Hugely Impressive
Ms. Cook takes the traditional hieratic Byzantine concept, flattened figures in a spatial limbo and reinvents them using late 20th century techniques. The best of them have the authentic, glowing presence and rich colour, despite being densely layered mixtures of all kind of media. The colour and the sensuous delight in the surfaces may well be because of Ms. Cook's Sri Lankan background... ".

Adrian Henri
Liverpool artist and poet

"Nalini's paintings gave me immediate pleasure which has proved long lasting. Her Sri Lankan background is not immediately obvious in her painting, but once one is aware of it, one realises the sources of her unusual colour combinations and symbolic references which appear even in her landscapes and more particularly when she embarks on specifically iconographic works"

Godfrey Pilkington
Piccadilly Gallery, LONDON

Further Comments

"Wonderful textures and glowing colours, I loved it... "

"Rustic and gentle" "Wonderful, evocative and mystical..."

"Beautiful colours and very rich. A very impressive exhibition"

"Surreal, Dali-like quality"

"Beautiful, delicate colour combination "

"The images transcend the passage of time reflecting on history, while being totally relevant to the modern day experience..."

"Rich and exciting images . The exhibition presents a challenging mixture of East and West which has not been seen before"

"superb draughtmanship"


" Blessed works you are a walking miracle with gifted hand and a keen insight.

The creator gifts are endless paint us into a better future"


Jah bless always   Osezua


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