PJ Crook MBE RWA FRSA
Numerous awards, exhibitions, private and public collections worldwide
Triptych – Angel and the Multitude
About P J Cook
Although PJ lives and works in Gloucestershire she is an artist of international repute, having dealers in Paris, Canada and New York as well as London. Last year she had exhibitions in London, the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art in Japan and Gloucester City Museum and also completed a commission for Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai whilst in the two previous years her exhibitions were in Paris and Tallinn, Estonia.
PJ’s paintings combine a highly distinctive style with extraordinary technical mastery. Rather than painting from photographs or direct observation, PJ prefers to draw from a combination of remembered observation and imagination, resulting in an intuitive and resolved composition. Few contemporary artists are more accomplished at depicting perspective or depth of field, and the viewer has a sense of being invited into each painting, encouraged by the inclusion of the frame in the picture surface.
PJ has won numerous awards including an honorary doctorate of art in 2010 and MBE for services to art in 2011. Her work features in many major private and public collections including that of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, El Mundo in Madrid, the Department for Transport, London and the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Japan.
PJ says Art Gifted by God is ‘a wonderful concept and a very exciting prospect.’