Jody Cooke © 2014 All Rights Reserved
I surprise myself with my color combinations, because even as recent as a year ago, I wouldn't be this bold and bright (and loud) with color. Now, I just do it...what's going to happen? Nothing! I just move on to the next one and color it with a completely new set of colors. Starting in the center I just pick up hues that feel right to me...somedays it's the blues and greens other days it's neutrals...well, actually it's never neutrals. :-) But today it's sunny yellow! Makes me just want to pack my bags and go to Jamaica...now. Maybe I need a business trip! ha
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!