Welcome to the art of
Graham Cooke MBE
Liveryman – Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers
Vice-President – Guild of Aviation Artists
A warm welcome to my website. Having completed a career in the Royal Air Force, I decided to take up painting and framing full time with a particular emphasis on aviation, landscape and maritime subjects.
Technically, I am ‘self taught’ but I would prefer to say that I am taught by those that I admire; most of my work is oils on canvas. I have been associated with the Guild of Aviation Artists for over 27 years and I am honoured to have served as Chairman from 2009 – 2016. In 2018, I was afforded the ultimate accolade of being elected a Vice-President of the Guild which is, in effect, a ‘lifetime achievement’ award.
The kudos of being Guild Chairman was a major factor in my being proposed for admission to the Freedom of the City of London in November 2015. It was another huge honour that in June 2016, I was admitted to the Freedom and subsequently the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers which is one of the oldest London Livery Companies. I am now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life as a Liveryman, although it will leave little time for my other hobbies of woodturning or the Hammond organ!
Although many of the paintings in the galleries are sold, they will at least give you an idea of what can be done. Commission enquiries are always welcome. I hope that you enjoy wandering around the website – thank you for looking.