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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, and a Gold Member.
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Latest comment Lovely watercolour, John !
The face,of course, but also the drippiness all around, the careful handling of the shirt collar - all very interesting!!
best wishes
Sanjay Sanjay Sahai
   

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Do you think that abstract work is often more about emotional paintings whereas figurative art has a different purpose? Comments appreciated about subject...
I really like this one!!!! the texture and depth. re the question: I think what I do is figurative but is about emotion, or is emotive. Maybe photorealism... view answer
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