Internationally acclaimed for his wildlife art and one of England's leading paper sculptors, David Cook was born in Kent. He studied at the Medway College of Art, Rochester, and at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London. His drawings, paintings, papercuts and sculptures are in civic, corporate, educational and private collections worldwide. Museum collections include Nature in Art, The International Centre for Wildlife Art.
He is an established tutor and innovative demonstrator of the Derwent range of pencils, and has made three videos on various pencil techniques. In recognition of his contribution to pencil art be has been elected the first Honorary Member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society. David's paintings in Chromacolour are exquisitely detailed and increasingly collectable, as confirmed by his Honorary Founding Membership of galleryonthenet.com He gives courses at Higham Hall, Cumbria and countrywide for Bird Watching magazine and is an Artist in Residence at Walksworth Hall, Gloucestershire. He has given workshops in America, Canada and Japan and has addressed an educational convention in America for Winsor & Newton. David exhibits annually in London at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Society of Wildlife Artists and in the Bird Illustrator of the Year Awards, in which he inaugurated and sponsors the PJC Award for Individual Merit. David is on the selection committee of, and sponsors an award for, the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art. Placed fourth in the prestigious Bird Illustrator of the Year Awards David has received a Natural World Art Award and a Silver Medal in a London Zoo exhibition. His artwork was auctioned by Christie's in their Wildlife Art auction, and by invitation of Lady Scott, to benefit the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
Publications include greetings cards, calendars, magazine covers, limited and open edition prints, techniques guides and inclusion in several books. He has written and illustrated several instructional articles for leading art magazines and his first book was published by Harper Collins in June 1999, reprinted and translated into Japanese. David has broadcast on radio, and been featured on regional and national television, when he was filmed creating a paper sculpture of Pudsey Bear for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. David's unique and naturalistic papercuts are eagerly awaited by discerning collectors. Examples of his artwork can be viewed at The Federation of British Artists, in London and current artwork can be seen and purchased at The Ringstead Gallery, Norfolk.
Commissions can also be arranged through them, and David himself.