Nina posing with her painting
Nina Cobb Walker, “Sunday Afternoon,” 8 x 10, oil on linen panel, 2018. My mother with her sister posing together on what I would imagine as a family outing.

How do you find inspiration?
Nina Cobb Walker: Inspiration comes to me in unlikely places. I try to paint what I know and to create a body of work that will be memorable and touch the viewer and spark a sense of joy. These paintings are from a body of work titled “Tapestry”. The idea came to me as I was looking at some old photographs of my family. I am privileged to be the keeper of family photos. I wanted to create a story of my family from a different era using some of the familiar faces to me which inspired me to use a limited pallet to paint in to give the feeling of the times. This is an ongoing project which I will continue to paint and bring the generations forward.

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A man standing next to a little boy on a bike, in 50;s era clothing
Nina Cobb Walker, “The Red Trike,” 16 x 20 in., oil on canvas, 2018. My uncle and son together, the suits and hats of both tell a story of the times
A woman standing next to a black 1950's car
Nina Cobb Walker, “Maxine” 16 x 20 in., oil on canvas, 2019. My aunt posing on a delightful outing next to the family car


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