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David Cooke, Steam Gallery

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David Cooke, Steam Gallery
David Cooke


David graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in 3D Design in 1992. Since then has been a professional wildlife artist, sculpting many animal subjects but specializing in reptiles and birds. From his studio in West Yorkshire, David creates a wide variety of wildlife sculptures in varying styles and media. He creates sculptures with life and character; producing large sculptures that are suitable for a life outdoors, and a range of small indoor pieces.
David’s sculptures are much in demand, commissions include work for the Chelsea Flower Show and creating a dinosaur skull for the Great North Museum, Newcastle. David works primarily in clay, some pieces are mixed media and some in Bronze or bronze resin

David creates a sculpture that is true to the anatomy of its subject but he also imbues his pieces with a character of their own. At the same time he avoids sentimental anthropomorphism. His pieces are an affirmation of the strength and beauty of these animals

David has been awarded the 2017 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist Of The year, runner up award. A most prestigious award