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Robert Cook

After graduating in scientific illustration in 1985, Robert worked as an illustrator specialising in portraying nature. As well as illustrating, for over 25 years he enjoyed sharing his knowledge of drawing, painting, and fascination with nature as a lecturer in natural history illustration. Now, Robert is a full time artist working in Lancashire. His work derives from a wide range of creative influences, and he draws his inspiration from the wildlife and countryside of the UK. He is fascinated by the interplay of light, texture, and colour in intimate, frequently overlooked, features of the landscape. His work continues to evolve as he explores artistic techniques, and his understanding of natural history and the landscape.
Throughout his career Robert has exhibited in many exhibitions both here in the UK and the USA, regularly winning awards for his work. He is honoured to be a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists (USA).
His other achievements include:
International Artist Magazine Finalist
Winsor & Newton Award - Patchings The Artist Magazine
Artists & Illustrators Magazine - Artist of the Year Finalist
Highly Commended for David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Artist of the Year
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 'Animals in their Environment' winner
Wildscape Magazine Overall Wildlife Artist of the Year
Drawing Award Overall Winner National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA)