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Richard Cook: 'Paintings are dreams and reflections'

Watch how artist Richard Cook's creative process emerges from walks along the Cornish coastline

Richard Cook’s paintings emerge from drawings and sketches he makes while out walking along the Cornish coastline near his home in Newlyn.

In this film he takes us through his process and shows us how closely he lives with works in progress, returning to them over and over again until he is satisfied.

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Artist

Richard Cook

born 1947
Artwork

Richard Cook Lelant, November 1998

1998
Artwork

Richard Cook Dozmary Pool

2005

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