is recognized for her exceptional balance of color and light. She intertwines the bold strokes of thick impasto with softly layered translucent washes. The use of natural stucco and the combination of multiple layers of different media present the viewer with three-dimensional work. The G. Cook style of painting is both fresh and innovative.
She delights the viewers with her for unique painting style and mastery of color and is held in high esteem by many major manufactures of fine art acrylic paint in the world.
In 1997 she received 4 winning first place awards and the overall grand Prize win of Liquitex “Paint a Difference Competition, an open call to acrylic artists across the world to submit artwork that represented the best of Acrylic Painting. Liquitex subsequently featured her as a master acrylic artist, with a show of her paintings at the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Utrecht acrylics paid her the compliment of a full-page add featuring their paint and her artwork in Artist Magazine the following year.
2007 Chromline Acrylic Paint of Australia has asked her to test then newest product and subsequently represent it to various art groups and university students in her Southwest Region.
She currently demonstrates Matisse Paints for this major Australian Paint company through Jerry’s Artarama stores in the Houston area along with a newly published DVD entitled “Acrylic Secrets” which may be purchased on Amazon.com.
Fine Art Publishers:
2008: Legacy Fine Art Publishing: Original fine artwork and heavily enhanced master edition giclee (1-25).
2008: ArtFest: (merged from Art Channel): Limited Edition fine art giclee on canvas
2007-Current: Felix Rosenstiel's of the United Kingdom: Open edition prints
2006-2007: Art Channel Galleries Dallas Texas: Limited Edition fine art giclee on canvas
2006: Celebrity Galleries International: Limited Edition Fine Art Giclees.
2004-2006: International Galleries Incorporated, Dallas Texas: Museum-quality Limited Edition Fine Art Giclees. (Three million dollars in retail sales of her work)
2004-2007: Ariel International of Houston Texas: Publisher of Open Edition Giclees for home decor. Showrooms in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Dallas. New artist for Bed Bath and Beyond. Costco Home decor
2002-2006: Wine Art Gallery Las Vegas Nevada: Limited Edition giclee on finely etched wine bottles. Featured artist for Discovery Channel TV show “Green Valley Ranch”-May 2004 with commission original artwork 30×40 of the Hotel Green Valley Ranch.
2002-2006: Academy of Fine Arts Foundation, Laguna Beach California: Featured artist. Nominated for ‘Artist of the Year' in 2003 by the Academy of Fine Arts Foundation and awarded the Academy of Fine Arts Foundation 2003 Presidential Order of Merit in recognition of significant contributions to the betterment of humanity through art.
2002-2006: Canadian Art Prints: Publishes Open Edition Fine Art Prints including Licensing Division of Canadian Art Prints: Images on tapestries for Home Shopping
2004-2008: The Canadian Group: 12 art puzzles sold worldwide as well as exclusive images to Target and Wal-Mart.
2004-Current: Art Work on Tile: ceramic tile murals
Gallery Shows. Too numerous to list. New York Art expo, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, California, Seattle, France, United Kingdom, and the list goes on………
Dynacolor Graphics' print of Table for Two recently won the Judges' Award at the 2004 Print Awards Contest, sponsored by the Printing Association of Florida.