John Paul CookeContemporary & figurative

John Paul Cooke - Artist Statement

The work I create, which is in abstract form, is often derived from either a still life, floral or landscape theme. Colours, textures and form inspire me to create highly personal, unique works of art, often based on situations and experiences from daily observations.
Inspiration is generally drawn from the earthy textural tones of the peak district, and the bright light of St Ives, Cornwall.

My work takes days often weeks to complete. Layers of paint, give history and meaning to the painting…. creating clarity, texture, tone and movement in its conclusion.
Although simple in appearance and pleasing on the eye, the art is complex and carefully crafted … a Pandora’s box of images, texture & colour open to thought, contemplation and above all to the enquiring mind, interpretation.