John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait painters
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John Cooney Artist Portraits & Figurative Art

I was born in Newry and studied at Belfast and Manchester colleges of art, achieving a 1st Class Honours Degree. Despite specialising in Illustration in art college, I worked for many years in advertising and then teaching. I have been painting full time in the past few years and my work has received international acclaim. I have won quite a few awards, at the Royal Ulster Academy, The Watercolour Society of Ireland and recently got second prize in Artist of the Year In the Mall Galleries, London.
I will be exhibiting in the International Watercolour Masters exhibition in 2021.

I find beauty in the commonplace and try to make it unique. I mostly paint the people and places of Donegal, Ireland. The people have partly formed the land but the land and its beauty has also formed the people. It is what I try to show in my paintings.

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait paintersSt George’s Market, Belfast, Watercolour on Crescent board, cold pressed. 70 x 50cm.

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait paintersSophie through the looking glass, Oil on Linen 64 x 54 cm.

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait paintersThe Shepherdess, Watercolour on board 69 x 48 cm.

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait painters

Sligo farmer, watercolour

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait paintersHugh McGuiness, Donegal, watercolour

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait paintersAt the market, Donegal, watercolour

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait paintersThe man from Donegal Town, Watercolour 66 x 43 cm.

John Cooney artist the royal society of portrait paintersJohn Cunningham, Donegal, watercolour

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