Cooley Art Gallery

Postings of recent paintings

Tree Tunnell

Discovered this scene on S. Mills River Road.  Beautiful road.

Incoming Storm

Painting the storm clouds at the end of Crab Creek road at Rt 64 when they started heading my way.  Had to pack up in a hurry.  11″ x 14″ oil on linen.

Round Bald

The Appalachian trail, at Carver’s Gap, Roan Mountain Tn.  The trail just keeps on going all the way to Maine. I joined a few of the Plein air of NC for 3 days at this beautiful place.  Day 3 the wind stopped howling so we could get up here. 

Looking West

The Biltmore has an incredible view to the west.  I set up my gear in the south pasture.  There are no bad views here.  11×14 oil on linen. 

End of Winter

Winter is as good as over here in Hendersonville, NC.  This is a scene from the Biltmore Estate done about a month ago.  Tomorrow it’s time to paint Spring.  Happy birthday Grandson Thomas and My Dad “Big Don” wherever you are.

Center Cut

Another fine day in WNC.  9×12 oil on linen.

The Barn at Walnut Cove

Back to the Walnut Cove Stables near Hendersonville, NC.  11 x 14 oil on linen. “Available”

Biltmore Afternoon

A view of the Biltmore mansion from the gardens.  I finally used my annual pass to the Biltmore estate and gardens.  What a spectacular place.  I’ll be returning often.  11 x 14 oil on linen panel. “Available”

Chicken Barn

A plain air of the chicken barn at Walnut Cove Stables.  11 x 14  oil on linen.

Oakland Street Bungalow

A pretty bungalow next door to my house.  Oil on 11 x 14 linen.  “available”

St. Simon’s Cedar

A cedar tree from my recent St. Simon’s painting trip.  Once again, painted plain air until the rain, then finished in the studio.  Oil on 11 x 14 linen panel  “Available” .

Hay Barn in the Valley

Hay barn filled for winter in a beautiful valley west of Hendersonville, NC.  9″ x 12″ oil on linen panel.

White Barn Sunset

With just a little daylight left and the temperature dropping fast, I had to stop and paint this scene on the road between Hendersonville and Brevard. 9×12 oil on linen

Sycamore Field

There is still some color left in the Mountains of North Carolina.

Killarney House

My first Plein air in our new home, Hendersonville, NC.  This is Killarney house.  Ours is the guest or carriage house glimpsed in the background.  9 x 12 oil on linen panel.

Chocolay River Bank

At a bend in the Chocolay river as the sun was coming up in the UP of Michigan near Marquette.  8″ x 10″ oil on linen panel

Sue Taylor’s Wisteria

Just finished a trip through Michigan, Wisconsin, and then Chicago. This is Sue Taylor’s wisteria in Lake Station, Michigan. 8″ x 10″ oil on linen panel.

Field with Long Shadows

Final painting from final day in Provence. Field with long shadows, 8″ x 10″ oil on panel.

Le Madelene, near Malaucene, France

A painting from the road of Le Madelene, the ancient monastery where we stayed during the workshop with Julian Merrow-Smith.  Day 5  6″ x 10″ oil on panel.    

Day 1 in Provence

Just behind Le Madelene, where we stayed, is this beautiful valley full of vineyards and orchards.  The clouds moved in, but it was still a stunning view.  Julian had just given an amazing demo and we all scattered to find our masterpieces.  6″ x 8″ oil on panel.

Two Poplars Against the Mountain

Just back from my incredible trip to the Provence area of France.  It was my retirement gift from Indigo Studios.  What a Gift!  A week painting with one of my favorite painters, Julian Merrow-Smith.  He puts on a workshop that could not be topped, by anyone!  Myself and nine other painters stayed at a restored […]

Bud McGee’s Field

While driving from Atlanta to Louisiana, I left the highway at Forest, Mississippi to search for a subject to paint.  Finally, I spotted this gorgeous field full of small yellow flowers.  Little did I know, that the local dairy farmers had a different opinion of these little beauties.  The owner of the farm, Bud, and […]

Front Yard Dogwood

The dogwood we planted about 12years ago, is beautiful this year.

Marietta Street Building by the Tracks

Another building near the tracks, near downtown Atlanta.  Painted plein air despite the homeless fellas and the railroad cops. 11″ x 14″ oil on linen.  “Available”

Jim’s Creek

A painting done on our visit with My cousin Jim Cooley and his wife Laura, At their Wisconsin farm.  This is the small river that meanders through.  9′ x 12″ oil on canvas.

Across the Lake

A view of Stone Mountain from across the lake on a 95 degree day. Stone Mountain park, Georgia.  8″x 10″ oil on linen. At auction for 7 days. Available

  • I have been painting and illustrating professionally for my entire career. I recently left the graphic arts business to paint full time. Life is grand! If you would like to know more about me, hit the "About" link in the upper right corner. For pricing or any other info please email me. dgcooley11@gmail.com All images on this site are copyright protected by the artist.
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