Newlyn Beach 2006 17x24cm
Head of Suzi 37x33cm
Spring Day 1998 51x65cm
Yellow 2006 76x122cm
Maytime 2009 50x56cm
Richard Cook Gwithian early Autumn 77x103cm
Richard Cook Drift 20x23cm
Richard Cook Low Tide 92x93cm
Richard Cook Silver White 18x20cm
About the Artist
The area within which Cook finds that inspiration for his landscape paintings reaches from Dartmoor in the north to the Scilly Isles to the south, and is centred on the area around his Newlyn home, especially the sands of Lelant. It is on this spot close to St Ives, where the river Hayle reaches the sea, that Cook has returned again and again in the search for an image. As with all estuaries, the contours of the river shift according to the state of the tide, the division between land and sea being, as it were, endlessly negotiable.
Quoted from the essay ‘Scapeland and Inscape’ by Michael Archer which accompanied the exhibition and publication, ‘Richard Cook – Luminous’ at Tate St Ives in Spring 2001.