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Jacob Cooley was born in Sydney, Australia and currently lives in North Carolina. He graduated with a BFA from the University of Georgia, Athens and received an MFA in painting from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His paintings are informed by harmonious and hallowed places, landscapes about contemplation and the spirit, but also about the transient, ephemeral characteristics of light and darkness and ultimately of life. Jacob’s work attempts to capture and hold the instant when the orange of the sun is about to completely scatter into the diffused light of dusk or the thunderclouds move to entirely obscure the horizon. Cooley has received numerous awards and reviews of his work are included in major publications. His paintings are collected nationally by museums, corporations and private collectors.