The observational skills of popular Plymouth artist Beryl Cook (1926-2008) never fail to put a smile on your face. Her unique and instantly recognisable pictures are often comical, picturing people whom she encountered in everyday life, including many enjoying themselves in pubs, girls shopping, or even abroad.
Collectors will now have the opportunity to bid for a single owner collection of over 30 signed edition artworks at Plymouth Auction Rooms next month. This is the second large collection that has been handled recently, and bidding is expected to be brisk.
Simply titled ‘Cruising’, the image (Lot 74) of five ladies around a hot tub aboard a ship, near an erupting volcano, is a real crowd pleaser. Believed to be inspired from a Hen Night out in Plymouth, is the hilarious scene ‘Tarzanogram’. From an edition of 650, it is expected to sell for £200 to £300 (Lot 51). Heading off to the ‘Shoe Shop’ (Lot 53), shows a group of well-dressed ladies busy trying on evening shoes, note the artists signature neatly written inside an upturned shoe!
The bar tender does not look impressed in Lot 66, with the ladies ‘Dancing on the Bar’, but you will never get bored with looking at this scene, with a guide price of £200 to £300.
The collection can be viewed online now here, and will feature within the upcoming Art Auction on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00 p.m.