Cooley Art Gallery

Postings of recent paintings

Rail Road Bridge Over the French Broad River

Plein air on a beautiful NC day.   The colors of fall are coming on.  Not quite as vibrant this year, due to lack of rain. 11 x 14 oil

7 Falls

Finally got out for some spring painting at a beautiful little Spot about 25 minutes from home.  I will be returning.  11 x 14 oils. “Available”

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. 

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”

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

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.    

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 […]

Front Yard Dogwood

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

North Carolina Mountain Veiw

A view of the North Carolina Mountains painted on recent fall outdoor workshop with Rich Nelson.  Oil on 9″ x 12″ canvas

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.

Covered Bridge

A covered bridge at Stone Mountain Park. Near Atlanta Georgia. Painted plein air.  Oil on 11″ x 14″ canvas.  

Kiawah Island View

A scene from the ocean course on Kiawah Island, SC. Oil on 11″ x 14″ 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

#11 on Lakemont

  Third in the series of paintings for the Stone Mountain Golf Club.  This is the 11th hole, (The Quarry Hole), on theLakemont course. 24″ x 32″  Oil on linen.

White Garden Urn

A white urn in a quiet corner at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Oil on 5″ x 7″ linen panel. “Available”

Stonemont #16

The par three sixteenth hole on Marriott’s Stonemont course at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia.  Commissioned to hang in the pro shop. 24″ x 32″ Oil on linen

Zihua, morning

The hills above Zihuatanejo, Mexico in the early morning light.

Lakemont #11

A view across the water of the green on # 11 on the Lakemont course at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta.  Oil on linen 6″ x 7 1/2″ Todays post will be available on Ebay for one week. The bidding will start at $75. “Click here to bid”

French Farmhouse

Abandoned french vineyard, near Mt. Ventoux. oil on 4 1/2″ x 7″ gessoed board. “available” $150

Palatine Hill, Rome

The Palatine musem on Palatine Hill, in Rome. Oil on 6″x8″ gessoed paper. Auction ended.  “Available”  $150 Contact me at

White Barn with Green Roof

A white barn with a green roof on highway H in northwestern Wisconsin. oil on 5″x7″ linen panel Auction ended “available”  $175 Contact me at

Veranda Gate

The gate to my neighbors veranda. Painted from life.  Oil on 7″x9″ gessoed board. Auction ended, “Available” $175 + $8.00 s&h

Wisconsin Barn at Dusk

A dairy barn near Cumberland, Wisconsin at dusk.  oil on 5″x7″ linen panel. auction ended,    “available” Please contact me at

Cherokee Rose Trees

It’s Spring in Atlanta and everything is in bloom.  These are the Cherokee rose trees in my neighbors yard.  My first attempt at outdoor painting.  Oil on 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ gessoed board. Auction ended.  This painting is available for $175 Please contact me at

Lakemont Number One

Lakemont # 1 at the Stone Mountain Golf Club.   Oil on canvas 36″ x 54″. Commissioned by the Marriott Stone Mountain golf Club to hang in the pro shop.

Kentucky Valley

Sunlight in a valley in the Kentucky hill country.  Oils on 5″x7″ canvas panel. Available If this painting not sold once the auction ends it will be available for $175. + S&H Please contact me at

Quaker Hill, NY. Stream

A cold February day near Quaker Hills, NY.   Oils on 5″ x7″ linen panel Auction ended, Available Please contact me at

The Cabin

Color sketch for “The Cabin”.   An oil painting of a view of Twin Pines cabin, on Granite Lake, in northern Wisconsin.  8″x10″ linen panel Sold

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