Famed for comical prints and paintings of local people, Surrey born Beryl Cook left school at age 14, slowly developing her art over the course of life. Her family moved to Rhodesia in 1956, an important place in Cook’s life and where she would discover a love of painting. Returning to England, specifically Plymouth, in 1963, Cook began documenting her observations on wood panel with oil paints. She first exhibited in 1975 and from there continued to capture the attention of the art public.
Cook died in 2008, her wit living on through her art. Opus Art has taken stock of several fantastic prints indicative of Cook’s observational skill. “Cruising,” “Barb and Barbara,” and “Full House” are examples.
More Beryl Cook prints after the jump.