Artists Rosemary Cook

 

Rosemary works from her studios in Suffolk and in Le Marche, Italy, using clay to produce an original model that is thoroughly distinctive in its strong impressionistic lines. From this piece a mould is taken allowing the production of a limited edition of bronze resin and foundry bronze casts, the latter employing the lost wax method. Dogs feature strongly in her work; her familiar sculptures never fail to capture the immediate spark of liveliness and individual character of her subject.

Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1952. Educated St Felix, Southwold, Suffolk (1962 69) and Chichester College, Sussex (1970 73) Lincoln College of Art and Design (1985 87).

Rosemary Cook worked for many years as a conservator and restorer of the decorative arts, but it was during her time at Chichester College that she developed her abiding love for sculpting and clay. Her experience with materials and technique acquired as a restorer of sculpture at the Royal Academy led on to her future career and success as a professional sculptor. Her figures take her in a different direction- they are not of specific people, but evocations of solitary and tranquil moods which lead into a sense of timelessness. Since 1992 she has exhibited both in one man exhibitions and shows regularly with a selection of British galleries and in America.

Rosemary was made an associate member of The Society of Women artists in March 2009 and a full member in May 2010.

Exhibitions inc. Southwold Gallery. Southwold (July '95-2011) Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court ('96 '10). Carl Sloshberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles (Feb '97 and '98). Langham Fine art 'Art et Jardin' (Annually 99-08). The Irish Setter Cub Show at The Kennel Club (07-08). Quidley & Company, Boston Mass (2008). Dog World, Olympia (Nov 08). The Kennel Club Christmas Show (Dec 08- Jan 09). SWA Mall Galleries (Apr-May09 and '10). )

Rosemary's work is in private collections in Europe, The Antipodes and America. Public work include 'Boy Reading' for The Early Learning Centre, 'Looking Out to Sea' and 'Down Stream' for The Nelson Hotel, Norwich. 'Every dog', Battersea Dog's Home, 'Charlie and Ball' for the American animal charity, S.P.C.A, New York State. 'Ben and Bodger' for the Kennel Club

Cold Cast Bronze.

When the clay model has been completed a mould is taken using silicone rubber, supported by rigid glass fibre jacket. Powdered bronze, bound with resin, is poured directly into the mould, producing a cast with subtle but lively surface, responsive to both patination and weathering. Since no 'chasing back' is required, every mark the sculptor has made in the modelling is retained. The result is an uninhibited and expressive piece, Capturing all the immediacy of wet clay.

Display

Many of the sculptures will be shown to their best advantage in a garden and will withstand all weathers. Indeed rain and sun often enrich the patination, with no harm to the structure.


Gallery Items

Ben and Bodger

Bronze resin

£810

Bob

Bronze Resin

£632

Bonnie 25/35

Bronze resin

£717

Brillo 5/35

Bronze resin

£941

Chelsea Morning Pug

Bronze Resin

£523

Cromerty

Bronze Resin

£970

Daisy

Bronze Resin

£709

Dash

Bronze Resin

£2,058

Drum

Bronze resin

£2,247

Freda and Wilfred

Bronze Resin

£733

Friendship 16/35

Copper Resin

£760

Grace Snoozing 17/35

Bronze Resin

£681

Hesperus

Bronze Resin

£731

Hettie

Bronze Resin

£786

Indian Summer

Bronze Resin

£824

Iris

Bronze Resin

£964

Josh

Bronze Resin

£2,051

Lucy

Copper Resin

£970

New life 1/35

Bronze resin

£574

Pandora

Bronze Resin

£669

Parsley

Bronze Resin

£970

Poppy

Bronze Resin

£1,574

Ripping Yarns

Copper Resin

£1,059

Ruby

Bronze Resin

£1,463

Rusty 17/35

Copper Resin

£628

Sally

Bronze Resin

£1,059

Saxon

Bronze Resin

£2,045

Smartie 8/35

Copper Resin

£786

Smudge

Copper Resin

£1,370

Snowy

Bronze Resin

£1,366

Sunshine I - 8/35

Copper Resin

£824

Teale

Bronze Resin

£537

That's a good question

Bronze Resin

£741

The Fledgling

Bronze Resin

£830

The Scholar

Bronze Resin

£737

The Young Ones

Bronze Resin

£941

Treacle 8/35

Bronze resin

£964

Trick of the Light

Bronze Resin

£941

Zipper

Bronze Resin

£964

Harry10/35

Bronze resin

Sold

Polly 7/35

Bronze resin

Sold

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