Cooley Art Gallery

Postings of recent paintings

Reagan

Our niece Reagan, who just turned five.  She was four when I took the pic I worked from.  The girl knows how to accessorize.  16 x 20 oil

Colin

17 year old Colin our model for the Wed night portrait study session at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors studio.

Helen Byrd

Our fantastic model at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Wednesday night study session.  12 x 16 oil.

Theo

A recent painting of Theophilous Mackey, one of the many great folks I’ve met here in Hendersonville, NC.  24″ x 30″ oil on linen.

Chicago Mike’s Blues

Studio portrait of my friend, Mike Waterkotte, from, you guessed it. Chicago.  16 x 20 oil on linen.

Tyrone

Another all prima from our Wednesday night head study session at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors studio.  12 x 16 oil on linen.

Theo

Theo, painted at Wed. night head study.  12 x 16 oil on linen.

Ian

“Ian” A great model last night at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Studio. Pretty geeked up to paint after a weekend at the Portrait Society of America’s conference, in Atlanta. Oil on 12 x 16 linen.

Lady in a Red Headdress

This is Kate from the Atlanta Artist’s Center.  11 x 14  oil on linen.

Elena

Elena, a fantastic new model at the Atlanta Artist’s Center.  Oil on 12″ x 16″ Arches oil paper. “Available”  

Man in Dark Red

This painting is from the Tuesday session at the Atlanta Artist’s Center.  The model is Matthew.  12″ x 16″

Gord

Painted Alla Prima at the Atlanta Artist’s Center,  12″ x 16″ oil on linen. Happy Birthday to Grandson Thomas

The Berney Girls

I just finished this commission for my friends Chris and  Caroline Berney. Their lovely girls, Lilly and Ava.  24″ x 30″  oil on linen.

Rogdre

One more for the men in hats series.  Rogdre is a model from the Atlanta Artist’s Center.  12″ x 16″ oil on linen

Emerald #5

Another of Emerald, one of our favorite models at the Atlanta Artist’s Center.  11″ x 14″ oil on linen. $600

Rasheeda

A painting from life.  Painted at the Atlanta Art Center. 11″x14″ oil on linen.

Quiana

Another from my Wednesday night sketch session at the Atlanta Artist’s Center.  11″ x 14″  Oil on linen.  “available”  

Darwin

Darwin.  One more for the “Men in Hats series”.  Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel.

Jimmy O

One more for the men in hats series.  8″x10″ oil on linen panel

Emerald

A great model from my Wednesday night drawing class.   Oil on 11″x14″ linen. “Available”

Alec in Shades 2

Another of my friend Alec.  Oil on  5″x7″linen panel.

Alec in Shades

A small portrait of my friend Alec.  Painted from one of his photos taken in Northern Michigan.  Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel.

Nina Simone with Ear Ring

Another of Nina Simone for the musician series. 14″ x 14″  Oil on linen

Nina color sketch

Color study for Nina Simone painting.  5 1/2″x6 1/2″ oil on linen “Sold”

Jimmy Yancy

A portrait of Jimmy Yancy, blues pianist. Painted back in the late 90’s. 12″ x 15″, oil on masonite. Happy birthday  Mike!

Self Portrait in a Felt Cap

For the “Men in Hats” series a self portrait in a hat I just bought today. 5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel.

Voltaire

In honor of the new year, a portrait of Voltaire, a very optimistic and enlightened fellow.  Painted from a plaster sculpture hanging in my studio. Oil on 8″x10″  linen. Will be available at auction on Ebay for 7 days. Auction ended, “available”

Men in Hats, Randall

Portrait of my friend, the painter. Randall Diehl.  Done from a photo taken in the early 80’s 12″ x 15″ OIl on gessoed masonite

Johnny Winter #2

A portrait of Blues and Rock great “Johnny Winter” Oil on 11″ x 15″ gessoed masonite. “Available” dgcooley@comcast.net

Bob Taylor

A portrait of My uncle. Bob Taylor. 7″ x 9″ oil on linen.

Robert Johnson, Father of the Blues

In honor of Father’s day, I thought this painting of Robert Johnson, done a few years ago, would be just the thing. Robert Johnson,  12″x15″  oil on gessoed masonite. Original “sold” A limited edition of 100 prints are now available, signed and numbered.  12″ x 15″ with a one inch border. Beautifully reproduced on a […]

Magggie Schultz, Jazz Singer

Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery.    This one goes in the musician series. Be sure to peruse the categories of larger paintings in the categories links. If you wish to be notified of new postings, hit the “subscribe 2” link on the right. Portrait of Maggie Schultz, a jazz singer out of Chicago.  Watch […]

Owen

Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery.    Yet another in my “Men in Hats” series Be sure to peruse the categories of larger paintings in the categories links. If you wish to be notified of new postings, hit the “subscribe 2” link on the right. My Friend Owen in his hat of many colors.  6″x8″ […]

Aaron

Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery.    Here’s another in my “Men in Hats” series Be sure to peruse the categories of larger paintings in the categories links. Portrait of Aaron, Live action director.  8″x10″ oil on gessoed board. Not for sale.

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters in his prime. 24″ x 36″  oil on linen. “Available”  $1,600

Steve

Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery.    All the paintings in this gallery are originals and one of a kind.   Larger paintings are categorized in the upper right of the page. Click on image for larger view. A portrait of my photographer friend, Steve.  oil on 7″x9″ gessoed card. Not for sale.

Mallory in Paradise

Portrait of our lovely niece Mallory in Zihuatenejo, Mexico.  5″x7″  oils on linen.   Nor for sale

  • 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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