Brian Cook | Sunburned Country | Oil on board | 900 x 1200mm | SOLD
About Brian Cook
A living master is a person whose life has been dedicated to the perfection of their art; whose skills have become a benchmark against which others’ work is judged. With Brian Cook the Gold Coast has a true Living Master. His work can be found not only in the homes of many Art Collectors, but also in those of other Artists, an aspect that Brian, in his humility, feels to be the ultimate honour.
Brian was born in Yorkshire, England, where his early influences were the works of Turner and Constable. As a young man he emigrated to Australia at a time when Australian Art has found its own identity through the works of Streeton, Roberts and the Heidelgerg School. Brian was deeply impressed with the Australian Post-Impressionists and their way of depicting the strong light and colour of the Australian landscape. Now entering the eighth decade of a life that has seen his work accredited with numerous awards and accolades, but with commercial recognition rising and falling a number of times through the vagaries of the Artworld, Brian has remained true to his ideals, beliefs and his own artistic strengths. He has continued to produce outstanding paintings that will remain virtually timeless and will give enduring pleasure to those that own them.
Hillier and Skuse Gallery is proud to be the exclusive representative for new works by this important artist.