jacob cooley + beach trip

we are headed off to our annual pilgrimage to the beach.  we call it our annual board meeting.  it is nice to get away from the day by day operations and reflect on the overall direction of the gallery.  everyone always laughs to hear that we not only work together but also vacation together.

 the view from the back porch

the house we go to is on the marsh.  the marsh is a spiritual place that you can look at forever and never tire of the view.  we feel that same way about paintings.  we sit and stare at the marsh and say to ourselves if we could only look at this view all the time.  it is one of the reason we love jacob cooley's paintings!

jacob cooley lives and paints in north carolina.  he received his mfa from the university of north carolina.  his paintings are very realistic and simplified down to very precise brushstrokes.  the light he captures in his work is amazing.  from dawn to dusk his paintings capture the beauty of the marsh like no other.  a painting you can stare at forever.

rise  2011 oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

october tidal pool  2007-2012 oil on canvas 40 x 30 inches

late twilight 2012 oil on canvas 40 x 30 inches

we will be picking up these gorgeous new paintings by jacob cooley on the way back from the beach.  hoping everyone has a wonderful end of the summer!