Jeannine Cook


Jeannine is a metalpoint artist based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Tanzanian- European by heritage, British-American by nationality, she is but one of a few artists worldwide specializing in silverpoint drawing, a shimmering medium nearly 2000 years old that uses silver, gold or other metals to make marks. Jeannine has gained recognition in Australia, Japan, the US and Europe.

Deeply passionate about environmental issues, Jeannine’s art reveals nature's past and present: hurricane-struck cedars that become burnished silver skeletons, tree barks that bespeak age and endurance, stones that tell of past geological dramas. Her practice includes both studio and plein air work in many different countries, exploring each place’s complexity of nature. Her use of mark-making metals is varied in style, ranging from realistic drawings of flowers, landscapes and other natural subjects to abstract studies of barks, stones and other natural materials. Her innovative artistic vocabulary includes washi paper, coloured pencil, silk fabric, gold and silver foil.

Jeannine's metalpoint drawings have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of over twenty public art institutions in Europe, the US and Australia, including the British Museum; the Victoria & Albert Museum; BAMPFA, in Berkeley, CA; the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; the Western Australian Museum and the Consell de Mallorca in Palma , Spain, among others.

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