Jody Cooke 2013 © All Rights Reserved
Since I've started making mandalas back in late January 2013, I have been confining myself to the circular shape. When they are matted and framed, the open corners really bother me. So, I've decided to branch out and utilize the negative space.....I feel better now. This design was painted with Winsor Newton Inks. I love them! The shellac in the ink really adds a nice shine and brilliant dimension otherwise not realized in various mediums I have used.
Photography: Pat Olds
Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Jody Cooke and I am a designer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been an artist in some form or another for over thirty years. My new passion is mandalas! Since I learned about them in January 2013, I have created over 1,500 (black and white) of these circular patterns and over 160 full color. Some are very small and sketchy, most are 8 inches in diameter, currently I am creating on 24" x 18" paper (transitioning into a Lotus Mandala series as of summer 2017) and one is a 24 inch square acrylic mandala painting on canvas. Definitely not my preferred medium..but I gave it a try!