About the Artist

 

David Cook is an artist who works in acrylics, watercolor and mixed media. He also creates painted, stained, etched, fused and cast glass art.
“I’ve worked with various combinations of painting and glass media for more than 30 years. I am inspired to design works that combine traditional as well as non-traditional materials and images in innovative ways.

“My paintings are always connected in some way to life forms – even my abstract works reflect elements that are organic and corporeal. My primary painting mediums are acrylic and watercolor. I use undercoats, layers, glazes and textures to bring an intensity of color balanced with subtle shadings that help bring an extra liveliness to my paintings.

“When working with glass, my motivation is to present new images using both traditional and leading-edge techniques to combine wood, stone, metal, feathers and found objects as integrated enhancements to my creations.”
Always interested in creative activities, Mr. Cook majored in art in high school and received a BA in Fine Arts from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He has received additional training from other venues including: Meredith Stained Glass, Professional Stained Glass Consultants, The Torpedo Factory, Millennium Center and the Washington Glass Studio.

He is a member of the Washington Water Color Association, International Arts and Artists, the Prince George’s Artists Association, Black Art in America Association, the Glass Art Society, American Craft Council and the Washington Glass School.

Email: dcookart@aol.com

Education:

Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) -- BA, Fine Arts

Merry-Go-Round Glass Studio (Beltsville, MD), and Meredith Stained Glass Studios (Laurel, MD) Studied stained glass under Jane Meredith and Gail Gavlock

Professional Stained Glass Consultants, (Albuquerque, NM) Studied glass etching and design under Norm Dobbins

Millennium Center (Washington, DC) Studied fused and cast glass under Tim Tate, Irwin Timmers, Michael Janis and Kari Minnick.

Shows:

For Sisters Only – Washington, DC
BZB International – Washington, DC
Millennium Center – Washington, DC
Washington Glass School – Mt. Rainier, MD
Georgetown Park – Invitational show – Washington, DC
H & F Fine Arts Gallery – Mt. Rainier, MD
Oxon Hill Manor – Prince George's County, MD
Zenith Gallery –Washington, DC
Snow Hill Manor – Laurel, MD
WSSC Art Gallery – Laurel, MD
PG Plaza Community Center Gallery – Hyattsville, MD
Annie’s Art Gallery – Oxon Hill, MD
Unitarian Universal Church – Rockville, MD
Women's National Democratic Club – Washington, DC
Huntington Center – Bowie, Maryland
The Prince George’s Arts Council, Hyattsville, MD.
Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC
Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC