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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 Incredible, looks like a photograph! What size is this, and did you prime the canvas with any color underneath? I would love to see progressions of this piece! Sonja Gartner
   
Would you like to paint abstract paintings? Today I discuss how I paint and how I take the best photos for uploading your paintings. Have fun!
wowowowow!! here you go again, d, blowin' my mind!! this is fabulously complex and intricate and wonderfully bold and vibrant!! i could look at it all day... view answer
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