Gary Cooley

Oils and Charcoal

Open Mon-Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5
362 Depot Street
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Born and raised in rural southeastern Michigan, and studied illustration and painting at the
College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. I began my illustration career in Detroit in, a short stint in Pittsburgh, then on to New York City, and then Atlanta.

My work has appeared in most major magazines, on many book covers, (murder mystery was a specialty), Broadway posters, and in several children’s books. It also appeared in the Society of Illustrators “200 Hundred Years of American Illustration”, and in many of their annual exhibitions.

In January of 2014 I left the illustration business to pursue painting full time. What a joy it is. The beauty and atmosphere of the North Carolina mountains were the perfect spot for the work I want to produce.

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