Robert Cook was born in 1948 and is a self-taught artist. He has been painting professionally since 1989.
Traditional landscapes as well as contemporary and figurative works are his subjects.
He uses acrylic and layered glazing on textured canvas to complete an old-world finish that is commonly mistaken for oils. His landscapes in particular have a calming effect on most people.
Cook paints “moods”… late evening, early morning, impressions of melancholy or lonesomeness. “The feeling you get when fall comes and the shadows change.”
His theory on art? “When words can’t be found to convey thoughts, emotions, dreams or desires, art relays the message in a poetic and vivid form. Visual art can mentally transport us to a pastoral setting of peace and quiet, or it’s abstract shapes with hard edges, jagged lines or circular forms can open our mind’s eye to the curiosity of self expression. And, just as personalities bring uniqueness to a relationship, so do different styles of art.”
Robert Cook’s paintings are found in numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.