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  Barkerville
St. Saviour
 
 
Across The Salish Sea
Pacific Northwest 
  The Birds
Cottam Point Stretch
 

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NANA COOK

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Biography:
 Nana Cook was born in Vancouver, B.C. and raised on Saltspring Island. She studied make-up artistry and Middle Eastern dance, and then worked in both fields prior to teaching herself to paint in 1997.Her extensive lifelong travels in the American Southwest, by foot, car, Harley, horse and kayak, influenced her early choice of subject matter, scenes of Arizona and New Mexico.
In 2004 Nana was invited to show her Southwest paintings in an exhibit, "Women's Declaration", of contemporary visual art by Chinese and Canadian women artists at the Duo Lun Modern Art Museum in Shanghai, China. Two years later the same group of artists held an exhibit, "Momentum", in Nanaimo, Canada
In 2006 Nana turned her attention to the natural world where she lives on Vancouver Island. At the encouragement of Liu Jian, Chinese artist and the coordinator for exhibits, Women's Declaration and Momentum, Nana began a project of creating one hundred and fifty paintings of arbutus trees - which has long since been surpassed.
Following a visit to Barkerville Historic Town in the spring of 2013, Nana was invited to return as Theatre Royal's first Artist in Residence, which she did two months later. An exhibit of the resulting work was exhibited during the summer of 2014, with all the proceeds from the sales going to Theatre Royal and Barkerville to aid in show development and the town's preservation.
Nana infuses her paintings with dramatic colour, exciting perspective, humour, spirituality and thought provoking subjects. Nana's paintings are in private and museum collections from China to Denmark.
Collections:
 

Shanghai Duolun Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Pacific Rim Arts Society, Ucluelet, B.C.

Publications:
 -Island Arts Magazine - Barkerville Gold
-Mythography - Manolis & Ken Kirkby
-Island Arts Magazine- Feature Artist
-Momentum - Contemporary Works by Chinese and Canadian Women Artists
-Driftwords 2005
-Women's Declaration - Contemporary Women Artists' Exhibition
-Travelers' Tales Guides Grand Canyon: True Stories of Life Below the Rim
-G.B. and the Strange Canadian Painter Lady - Charlotte Madison & Nana Cook
-Delta Community Arts Council: An Illustrated Directory of Delta Artists Anniversary Edition 1969 - 1989
Galleries:
 

Webster Galleries Inc
812 11 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
403-263-6500
www.webstergalleries.com

Gallery 88
6247 West Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C.
604-263-4428
www.gallery88.ca

Englishman River Art Gallery
711 Mariner Way
Parksville, B.C.
250-248-7372
www.englishmanrivergallery.com


Mark Penney Gallery
Ucluelet, B.C.
250-726-2012
www.markpenneygallery.com

Salish Sea Market
#110 - 6996 West Island Hwy
Bowser, BC
V0R 1G0
250-778-424-2012

Sooke Harbour House
1528 Whiffen Spit Road
Sooke, B.C.
250-642-3421
www.sookeharbourhouse.com

Shows:
 2015
Pacific Salmon Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner
"7th Annual Paintings By The Numbers" - Nile Creek Enhancement Society

2014
"Barkerville Gold" - The Singing Camel Gallery in the Goldfield
"6th Annual Paintings by the Numbers" - Nile Creek Enhancement Society

2013
"From the Sea" - Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery
"5th Annual Paintings by the Numbers" - Nile Creek Enhancement Society
"Women, Weirdos & Winos" - Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery

2012
"Natural Response" - Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, B.C.
"Artist Demo" - Opus Framing & Art Supplies, Victoria, B.C.
"4th Annual Paintings by the Numbers" - Nile Creek Enhancement Society

2011
"TD Art Gallery Paint-In" - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
"Small Works" - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C.
"Journeys" - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.

2010
"Small Paintings Group Show" - Artfitterz, Nanaimo
"Mosaic" - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
"Summer Small Works Show" - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
"TD Art Gallery Paint-In 2010" - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
"Summer Showcase" - Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, B.C.
"Art in Fashion and Bloom" - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach
"National Winter Juried Art Show" - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
"Grand Opening Group Show - Gallery Artists" - Artfitterz, Nanaimo, B.C.

2009
"Women on the Loose II -Three Generations" - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
"Sidney Fine Art Show" - Sidney, B.C.
"22nd Annual Moss Street Paint-In" - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
"Summer Small Works" - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
"Les Fleurs au Printemps" - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
"Cottages" - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.

2008
"Sidney Fine Art Show" - Sidney, B.C.
"Sooke Fine Arts Show" - Sooke, B.C.

2007
"Artfest 2007" - Nanaimo's Originals Only - Nanaimo, BC
"Originals Only 2007" - Comox, BC

2006
"Artsfest 2006 - Nanaimo's Originals Only" - Nanaimo, BC
"Some Art" - Artist Space, Nanaimo, BC
"Momentum - Contemporary Works by Chinese & Canadian Women Artists" - Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC
"Urban Eyes" - Nanaimo Art Gallery/Artist Space,Nanaimo, BC
"Art Inspired by the American Southwest" - Cook Studio Gallery, Nanoose Bay, BC

2004
"Women's Declaration" - Shanghai Duolun Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

2003
"Women on the Loose: An Exhibit of Southwest Art" - Rogue's Gallery, Parksville, BC.
Associations:
 Mountain Artists Guild - Prescott, Arizona
Contact Information:
 Nana Cook - 250-468-7745
nanananacook@hotmail.com


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