Medium: Oil/Acrylic – Subjects: Seascape/Landscape/Abstract
John Paul Cooke – Artist Statement
With an unrestrictive approach I create atmospheric, contemporary landscapes and seascapes. My work is a baring of the soul, with endless skies and moody tonal horizons. Derived from memory and contemplation I create a contemporary view of places I love to visit.
Working in both the Peak District and Cornwall, I spend time gathering visual references to use for my next project. Starting with a blank canvas my thoughts and memories are transferred through the medium of oil into a visual sensation of a time, a place, or a moment.
John Paul Cooke
“Art is only a moment in time… a place, a memory, a thought, an emotion, captured for eternity”
Studied: HND Graphics, Photography, Fine Art – Sheffield.
Exhibits: Various galleries in the UK.
Blue Bramble Gallery, St Ives Cornwall.
Flint Gallery, Blakeney, Norfolk.
Blue Tree, York.
Battersea Art Show, London.
Mall Gallery, London.
Great Art Show and Art in the Gardens, Sheffield.