I have had a life-long passion with painting. Originally, I studied at the West of England College of Art, and later acquired a Fine Art Degree at Reading University.

Whilst bringing up a family I became a freelance illustrator of children's and natural history books.  I was also been the long-term illustrator of the educational reading scheme called 'New Way'.  Over several years I visited India on many occasions and my art and life were influenced by the inspirational work of Sai Baba.

Whilst continuing as an illustrator and artist, exhibiting regularly, I also practised as an Art Therapist for 25 years, using my own skills to enable others to begin healing themselves through the creative process.  Now that I have retired I devote myself to Batik and Oil painting and exhibit regulalry in Henley, Wokingham and Caversham and have had work accepted at the London Mall galleries.

Creating the illustrations for O Lanoo! represented an important stage on my own spiritual journey and I enjoyed re-discovering them in 2018 at a permanent exhibition organised by Viscountess, Lady Cowdray.

 

 

with Harvey and my old friend Heather at Cowdray Hall, Midhurst, where some of the illustrations are on permanent display

With Harvey and my old friend Heather in Cowdray Hall, Midhurst, where some of the illustrations
are on permanent display

At Cowdray Hall, Midhurst, with one of my illustrations
At Cowdray Hall, Midhurst, with one of my illustrations

 

 

Some of Nina's illustrations are shown below. Click on an image to see an enlarged view.

Spirit evolves   The Ancient knowledge   The birth of Lemuria

Spirit
evolves

 

The ancient
knowledge

 

The birth
of Lemuria

A dumb race   The Man of Atlantis   The destruction of Atlantis

A dumb
race

 

The Man
of Atlantis

 

The destruction
of Atlantis

 

See more of Nina's work at http://www.ninaoconnellart.com/