Ian McNeil Cooke makes images inspired by his particular interest in the
landscape, history and antiquities of West Cornwall, where he lives and works
and writes books on the history of the local area. Time spent walking and
sketching in and around the peninsula provides material for his figurative and
highly detailed linocuts and metal plate etchings.
Ian was born London 1937. He attended Kingston School of Art and moved to Cornwall in 1969. Ian studied etching in St Ives with artist Roy Walker, and in 1979 purchased the former Bosullow School House, now Men-an-Tol Studio, where he set up his own printmaking studio.