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Barry Cook

 
From Henley on Thames
Lives and works in Todmorden
1977 BA Hons Fine Art – Stourbridge College of Art
 

Using watercolours, inks, gouache and pencil, I produce imaginative, theatrical narrative paintings, inspired by nature, music, stories, folklore and myths. I use a variety of symbols and animal images to represent characters and ideas in my paintings. My paintings are all water based.

 
I am a contemporary artist living in Todmorden. The main artworks I produce are imaginative figurative paintings. I also produce sculptures and photography. I have lived in Todmorden, West Yorkshire for the past 33 years where I have my studio.

I attended Art College in the 1970s. I started working in my present style in 1990, exhibiting work from 1995 onwards. I now have more than 150 paintings in private collections.

 
Many different artists influence my work – Outsider Art, the COBRA art group, David Jones, Ken Kiff, Alan Davie, Stanley Spencer, John Piper, Mary Fedden, Shani Rhys James, Dieter Roth, David Shrigley, Cornelia Parker.....
 
Nature, Music and Literature are three big influences. Birds such as Nightjars and insects such as Mayflies and Earwigs frequently feature in my paintings. With a wide range of music influencing my ideas, anything from opera to the Manic Street Preachers and Iggy Pop can inspire new storylines in my work. In literature, novels especially those of George Orwell, Charles Dickens and Rose Tremain give me new ideas for art. Inspirations for my recent works include entomology, tree life, King Charles 2nd, Saint James, the Brontes and Victorian industrial philanthropy.


 
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Barry Cook Little Wren Boys
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Little Wren Boys
Ink, watercolour and gouache <br/>
Framed and glazed w29cm x h10 - 530gm-<br/>
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£160.00
Barry Cook Rings of Saturn 1
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Rings of Saturn 1
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h21cm x 26cm framed and glazed -<br/>
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£170.00
Barry Cook Hut and Boats 018
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Hut and Boats 018
Ink, watercolour and gouache <br/>
Framed and glazed w20cm x h25 - 530gm-<br/>
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£55.00
Barry Cook Four Chimney Pots  016
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Four Chimney Pots 016
Ink, watercolour and gouache <br/>
Framed and glazed w20cm x h25 - 530gm-<br/>
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£55.00
Barry Cook Little Elixir  013
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Little Elixir 013
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h14cm x 15cm 1.2kg framed and glazed -<br/>
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£140.00
Barry Cook The Tree of Life - Royal Oak 08
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The Tree of Life - Royal Oak 08
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h60cm x 86cm framed and glazed -<br/>
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£300.00
Barry Cook King
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King
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h21cm x 29cm framed and glazed -<br/>
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£170.00
Barry Cook Home No 2
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Home No 2
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h23cm x 26cm framed and glazed -<br/>
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£150.00
Barry Cook Head - Santiago
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Head - Santiago
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h21cm x 30cm framed and glazed -<br/>
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£170.00
Barry Cook Four Heads (Study 1) -  023
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Four Heads (Study 1) - 023
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w46cm x h24cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h8cm<br/>
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£110.00
Barry Cook Sixteen Heads (Toothy Grin) -  022
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Sixteen Heads (Toothy Grin) - 022
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w48cm x h48cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h32cm<br/>
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£160.00
Barry Cook Sixteen Heads (Mr Big Nose) -  021
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Sixteen Heads (Mr Big Nose) - 021
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w48cm x h48cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h32cm<br/>
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£160.00
Barry Cook Hut and Boat 017
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Hut and Boat 017
Ink, watercolour and gouache <br/>
Framed and glazed w20cm x h25 - 530gm-<br/>
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£55.00
Barry Cook People Who Look Like Their Pets - Study 1  011
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People Who Look Like Their Pets - Study 1 011
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h8cm x 32cm framed and glazed -<br/>
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£135.00
Barry Cook ‘The Blue Fox’-  028
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‘The Blue Fox’- 028
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w48cm x h48cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h32cm<br/>
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£160.00
Barry Cook ‘On the Indigo Sea’ -  027
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‘On the Indigo Sea’ - 027
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w56cm x h73cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h48cm<br/>
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£220.00
Barry Cook Night Voyage -  025
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Night Voyage - 025
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w56cm x h73cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h48cm<br/>
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£220.00
Barry Cook People Who Look Like Their Pets - Study 2  012
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People Who Look Like Their Pets - Study 2 012
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h8cm x 32cm framed and glazed -<br/>
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£135.00
Barry Cook Saint Piran- Study  014
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Saint Piran- Study 014
Ink, watercolour and gouace<br/>
Artwork h14cm x 15cm 1.2kg framed and glazed -<br/>
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£140.00
Barry Cook The Hut with Weather Vane 2 -  020
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The Hut with Weather Vane 2 - 020
Ink, watercolour and gouache <br/>
Framed and glazed w20cm x h25 - 530gm-<br/>
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£55.00
Barry Cook Four Heads (Study 2) -  024
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Four Heads (Study 2) - 024
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w46cm x h24cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h8cm<br/>
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£110.00
Barry Cook The Gannel -  026
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The Gannel - 026
Ink, watercolour and gouache<br/>
Artwork w56cm x h73cm framed and glazed -<br/>
Image size w32 cm x h48cm<br/>
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£220.00
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