David Cook is an artist who works
in acrylics, watercolor and mixed media. He also creates painted,
stained, etched, fused and cast glass art.
Ive 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
Georges Artists Association, Black Art in America Association,
the Glass Art Society, American Craft Council and the Washington
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
Millennium Center (Washington, DC)
Studied fused and cast glass under Tim Tate, Irwin Timmers,
Michael Janis and Kari Minnick.
For Sisters Only Washington,
BZB International Washington, DC
Millennium Center Washington, DC
Washington Glass School Mt. Rainier, MD
Georgetown Park Invitational show Washington,
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
Annies Art Gallery Oxon Hill, MD
Unitarian Universal Church Rockville, MD
Women's National Democratic Club Washington, DC
Huntington Center Bowie, Maryland
The Prince Georges Arts Council, Hyattsville, MD.
Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC
Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC