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Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Fine Art Prints For Sale - Purple Irises - Shepperton Middlesex Artist Derek Cooke

Purple Irises

The purple iris is royal and wise,
Linked to the Rainbow Goddess from Greece.
Valued by many ancient cultures,
Used for medicine to fight disease.

Poem by Diane Cooke

Size: Approx 51cm x 40cm
Art Medium: Acrylic
Limited Edition Giclee Fine Art Prints with Poem
Framed and Unframed Prints Available

Contact The Artist

Derek Cooke

Artist in Watercolour and Acrylic

Fine Art Prints with Poem for sale

Phone: 01932 566535

Please mention the Surrey Artists website



Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

I went to sea at 15 with the Royal Navy and came ashore again 12 years later having experienced typhoons in the Pacific, hurricanes in the Atlantic, the deep freeze of the Arctic and monsoons of the tropics; but such beauty everywhere.

Then after 3 years in commerce which was illuminating but boring, I became a Financial Adviser for the next 47 years, which on balance I found wonderfully fulfilling.

Even after all that time, salt water still flows through my veins but I love the dry land and all its surprises too.

I have had no formal training but had been painting in water colour on and off for about twenty years. After trying acrylics in about 2015 the bug bit: I had to become a painter!

Derek Cooke - Shepperton Artist - Fine Art Prints Of Original Paintings For Sale


Each of the prints of my original paintings comes with a thought provoking four line verse, written by Diane Cooke who has taught and inspired KS2 children for many years, with a special interest in developing their creative writing skills.

Prints and Framing

Limited Edition
Each print is Limited Edition and comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist.

Print Quality
Our Giclee fine art prints use pigment based none fade inks which typically last for 100 + years and offer the best possible reproduction of colour and hue. They are printed on slightly textured Museum Heritage 310 gsm Fine Art Paper.

Print Sizes
The standard sizes are shown with each picture but should you prefer larger or smaller prints please ask for a quote. Please remember measurements are in centimetres and approximate to within a very few millimetres.

Package & Postage
P&P is included in prices for the UK. Outside the UK please ask for a quote.

Framed prints are available on my Etsy Shop.

Unframed Prints
Unframed prints from my website are delivered rolled in strong tubes.

Websites For Artists

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Art WebsiteTestimonial

"Dear Chris,
We are delighted with our art website. In addition to all the items we requested, you have added many artistic details that really enhanced the site.
We would also like to thank you for your patience, explaining and talking us through all the concepts we did not understand.
It has also been reassuring knowing that you are on the end of the phone ready to answer our queries as they arise.
It has been a pleasure working with you.

Best regards."

Derek and Diane Cooke

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