Melissa Cooke


escapeintolife MC1

Self Portrait as Pig, graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

escapeintolife MC2

Keep it Together, graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

escapeintolife MC3

Vacuum 5, graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

escapeintolife MC 4

It Was Supposed To Be Temporary, graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

escapeintolife MC 5

Vacuum 3, graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

escapeintolife MC6

This Is What You Wanted (Self Portrait With Onions), graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

escapeintolife MC7

Removed But Still There, graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

escapeintolife MC8

Vacuum 2, graphite on paper, 50 x 38 inches

Fairy Tales End at Midnight, graphite on paper, 38 x 50 inches

escapeintolife MC10

Crowd Pleaser (Self Portrait With Moustache), graphite on paper, 38 x 50 inches


About The Artist

Melissa Cooke  graduated in 2008 with a Masters in Fine Arts  from the University of Wisconsin. She creates what can only be referred to as graphite paintings, as she states:

I create my work by applying thin layers of powdered graphite to paper with a dry brush. Illusion dissolves into brushwork and the honesty of the material.

The end result is a hyper realistic drawing, the effect is amazing. (CreepMachine)

Melissa Cooke’s Website