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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.
11 comments
Latest comment What a fabulous portrait John! There is so much life in this painting that i can nearly see her taking a breath.Beautifully painted...and loads of stars.
Warmest wishes
Elisheva Elisheva Caden
   

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When one looks at my paintings, one can see I am a detail freak. While I left out many rocks and rearranged them some, I still put a lot in the painting. I...
You captured the rocks and pebbles with colours that are very real, one can see the arrangement as nature placed each single one. Sometimes there is detail... view answer
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