As a professional artist John Paul Cooke’s love and passion is within the field of abstract art. With an unrestrictive approach he creates passionate, colourful art, derived from everyday visual experiences. A large proportion inspired by the bright Cornish light of St. Ives and the earthy tones of the Peak District near Sheffield where he grew up. The dramatic use of colour, texture and form, illustrates his desire to ‘capture the moment’ and to stimulate the voyeur with an emotion or reaction. With his very distinctive style, technique and approach there emerges a carefully constructed, unique piece of art.