Tully Crook was born 1938 in Hampstead London. After a career in advertising and marketing he became a professional artist in 1978. He went on to concentrate on painting oils and making prints.


His work is a kind of visual shorthand; a distillation of the mental experience of landscape and interior. His prints are based on a correct observation of the subject, simplified to clarify the basic structure, reducing them to the essence of what they are. For example a stylised skyscraper exemplifies New York; a nude woman lazing in the sun evokes a hot sultry afternoom, and dark-haired semi-nude chorus girl captures the mood of Paris nightlife. Crook's colours are as striking as his imagery - each colour positive and uncompromising - yet their careful balance ensures that they avoid the strident and become a richly harmonious whole.