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John Cooney

John Cooney

I live in Carrickfergus, N. Ireland.
I went to Art College in Belfast and Manchester. I trained as an illustrator but began working in ad agencies after college. I was an Art Director in McCann Erickson, Belfast and although I loved the work, I hated the hours. I somehow managed to do the odd painting at this time and won various awards.
I left the world of 'commercial art' and began teaching art. The more I taught, the less inclined I was to do my own work and subsequently, I've stopped teaching art.
A lot of people have requested that I paint commissions. I am more than happy to do this kind of work. If you are interested, contact me through this site for more details.
Thanks for looking/reading.
Member since September 2012
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Latest comment This is a tremendous Portrait John - captures a fleeting moment of life wonderfully warm regards Peter Peter Hope
   
Do you struggle after a lay off, or are you the type who manages to get straight back in the swing of things, I thought I was. ?
Beautiful painting of this little dog. Yes I know what you mean. I have dry spells where I don't want to paint. When I do pick up the brush again I feel... view answer
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