Cooley Art Gallery

Postings of recent paintings

Four faces from Wednesday Night

Four of the models from our Wednesday night portrait sessions.


Bruce and his wife Brenda, visiting from Myrtle Beach,  came into the gallery in Asheville  one day.  He had on a Great looking hat.  He became the next installment to the Men in Hats series.  8×10 oil.


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


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


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

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.

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”


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″ […]

  • 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. All images on this site are copyright protected by the artist.
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