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Cook Island Paintings

A Sketchbook from paradise

David jackson

I bought this superbly bound leather book in Italy. It just lay in the bookshelf unused. I took the plunge and ended up doing 50 drawings on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Using pastels I just experimented. What you see is quick and it is warts and all. Some seem to work better than others. We created a small booklet of 36 of the pastel drawings and this is for sale for £20.00.

The pictures cover everything from palm trees to island dancing day. You do see that it rains in the Cook Islands because it is tropical. What more can I say? Against say the machine-made drawings, these do have a verve. They are individual. The mix of tribal and Christian and climate change and seascapes capture an Island before it went into lockdown with the COVID-19.

Wild Coast

Wild Coast

TLC Required

TLC Required

The Basalt Causeway

The Basalt Causeway

Sunset near Pacific Resort

Sunset near Pacific Resort

Sunset (Ala Turner)

Sunset (Ala Turner)

Our Beach House ‘One Foot’

Our Beach House ‘One Foot’

Marae on Aitu Taki

Marae on Aitu Taki

Island Round 2

Island Round 2

Crashing Waves

Crashing Waves

Cockerels at ‘One Foot’

Cockerels at ‘One Foot’

Caves of Aitu

Caves of Aitu

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About the artist

David Jackson

Artist & Author