Cooley Art Gallery

Postings of recent paintings

Amelia Barron

Amelia is the youngest of the Barron sisters.  Two done in the series, one to go. 24 x 24 oil

More Wednesday Night Faces

        Mike Janonis and Lauren Beckwith were the last 2 to sit for our Wednesday night portrait sessions at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Studio.  Both are 12 x 16 oil on linen.

Four faces from Wednesday Night

Four of the models from our Wednesday night portrait sessions.


Another from our Wednesday night portrait sessions.

Figure Paintings

3 new pieces from our Wednesday night figure and portrait sessions at the Tryon Artists and sculptor’s studio.    

Maked Tree Vineyard 2023

I taught a workshop at the Marked Tree Vineyard celebration of the arts. in June. These were my demos  

Marked Tree Vineyard

Marked Tree Vineyard, located in the Flat Rock NC area.  One of the prettiest spots I’v had the pleasure to paint. Marked Tree Vista 11 x 14 “Sold”     The Road to Marked Tree 11 x 14    The Tasting Room at Marked Tree  12 x 12

Flat Rock Park

These 3 were done over the last couple weeks at Flat Rock Park in Flat Rock, NC   Flat Rock Lilly Pond 1 12″ x 12″  oil on linen panel 700   Flat Rock Water Birch 12″ x 12″  oil on linen panel 700   Flat Rock Lilly Pond 2 11″ x 14″   oil […]

“Leon and Margot”

    A commision for my cousins, Rick and Tracey Cassard, of their grandchildren, Leon and Margot Beal.

Easter Selfie

Got my second shot a few days ago.  This is my last selfie before venturing ou into humanity.  I know I look a year older.  I wonder how everyone else fared?

Tree Tunnell

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

Center Cut

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

Chestnut Trot

Remi from Walnut Cove Stables.  9 x 12 oil on linen.

Men in Hats, “Mike”

My friend from Chicago, Mike Waterkotte.  18 x 24 charcoal on toned Canson paper.

Nina Simone, the Black Swan

Nina Simone, 24″ x 30″ Oil on linen.  Done for my gallery in Tryon, NC., Nina’s birthplace.

Red Hot

What is left of an old truck stop sign on the outskirts of Meridian, Mississippi.

The White Chicken Strut

A proud white chicken strutting around the coup in Rabun Gap, Georgia.  Oil on 12″ x 16″ linen.  “Available”

Field with Long Shadows

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

Sketches of Clare

Clare, another of our great models at the Atlanta Artist’s Center.  Both are oil on 12″ x 16″ linen    


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

Quiana Reclining

Another from my wednesday night drawing and painting session.  11 x 14 oil on linen. “available”


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

Strolling in Rome

    A couple strolling at the Campo de Fiore in Rome.  Oil on 5″x7″ linen panel. “available”

Alec in Shades 2

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

Irises in Ceramic vase

A vase of irises from our garden,  Painted early this past summer.  12″ x 16″  oil on linen.

3 Jacksons

3 views of Jackson, our big beautiful flat coat retriever.  He left a short time ago and went wherever good dogs go when they pass on.  He  was a pal and a clown and we miss him. Oil on 24″ x 36″ canvas


Another in the chicken series. I don’t know what it is about chickens.  Maybe it’s the expressive faces.  This one seems a bit surpised. 5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel.

Buck Rogers Atomic Blaster

The Buck Rogers U235 Atomic Blaster.  If that is important to anyone Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel. “Available”

Flash Gordon Ray Gun

A Flash Gordon Ray Gun, another from my friend Russ Williams’ collection. 8″ x 10″ oil on linen At auction on ebay “Sold”

#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.


Harvey’s barber shop on Cheshire Bridge road in Atlanta, on an early sunday morning.  Oil on 5″x7″ linen panel.   “Sold”

Angel Trumpets

Angel Trumpets that bloom in our yard until the first frost. Oil on 5″x7″ linen panel. available at auction for 7 days on Ebay. Auction ended, “available”


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

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 […]

Mas Saint Antoine Rooftop Garden

View of a rooftop garden at our Inn, Mas Saint Antoine, outside the village of Rognonas. near Avignon, France.  Oils on 5″x7″ linen panel. “available” 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

View from Crillon le Brave

View through two buildings, in Crillon le Brave, France, to a slice of Mt. Ventoux.  Oils on 5″x7″linen panel.  Ready to frame or may be hung as is. auction ended, available, Please contact me at

Lakemont #3

The 3rd hole on the Lakemont course at Stone Mountain Park, Ga.  oils on 5″ x7″ linen panel, ready to frame or may be hung as is. Auction ended,  available If this painting is not sold once the auction ends it will be available for $175 + S H Please contact me at 404-441-5222

Wisconsin Barn with Hay bales

Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery.  Most of the small paintings posted here are available by auction on Ebay.   Just click on the “click here to bid link“ below each painting. larger paintings are categorized in the upper right of the page. Barn and hay bales in late afternoon, near Cumberland Wisconsin.  5″x7″ oils on […]

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

White Church

Door of a pretty little white Church, in Micanopy, Florida.  Just south of Gainesville “Auction ended”, available If this painting is not sold once the auction ends. It will will be available for $.175 + S&H Please contact me at

  • 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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