In his paintings, his use of mixed media lends itself perfectly to the development of this subject as the paintings reveal themselves through a process of built up and scraped away layers. This often leads to a result which could be considered in almost abstract terms. However it is his painterly technique, his use of the brush, an individual thing that can only be honed from years of experience which makes his work distinctive and recognisable.
“Dorset is a constant source of inspiration for me. It is a landscape that I have known well since childhood and no part of it more so than the South Dorset Ridgeway and its coast. It has a unique sense of place that I have always had an affinity with”.
Justin Cooke. Talking about his book Justin Cooke The Ridgeway, published in 2007