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

 




  • Sara McCoy

    The comment by “No” is so snooty!!! How can you say that graphite portraits are an aesthetic bandwagon? You can not seriously believe that these look just like the photograph references.