Michael Cook
paint-drawing-print

Festival: 2018

I work in paint, pencil and charcoal. Often dream-like and densely atmospheric, the imagery is an imaginative distillation of memories and sensations of the gardens, orchards, fields and lanes of my childhood in Derbyshire. This work has obvious links with British Neo-Romanticism; wandering figures on long journeys, aspects of nature as metaphors for human joy and sorrow, animal and human figures expressive of mystery and spiritual longing. More recently I have produced pieces and whole series which consciously seek to engage with theological narratives, texts and themes, and have recently opened The Manger Galllery, which specialises in contemporary English romanticism, visionary and imaginative work.

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