I'm Dani May Cook, Cumbrian based artist behind Fully Fledged Art. I live on the edge of the lake district, which influences my artistic practise and values, inspiring my ever growing enthusiasm of our natural world. I have a particular affinity for birds and would best describe myself as a passionate bird artist, striving to inspire and connect with like minded people.
Fully Fledged Art has been born from a sense of urgency I am sure many other wildlife enthusiasts are familiar with. From checking in with charities such as the RSPB, WWT and Birdlife International, to watching the latest nature documentaries from David Attenborough they all have one thing in common ; The fragile state of the natural world needs us to act, but we need to act before it's too late.
"UP TO 1 MILLION SEABIRDS DIE globally EACH YEAR FROM EATING PLASTIC"
— Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
Why i exist!
My artwork is about shouting out to grab people’s attention, a literal translation of highlighting that urgency that surrounds us in our current generation.
I want to connect with others who believe in looking after our natural world and environment, and help stop future generations from overlooking it’s rapid disappearance. There is so much joy, value and beauty to behold from it, but all too quickly we could destroy it for good..
I am actively involved with Eden Valley Artistic Network as a practising local artist. Please check in on my events page to see where I might be currently exhibiting! I also do workshops, so check back to see what is coming up. Or please let me know if you have any requests! ...
I have a BA hons in Creative Arts specialising in Art & Design and mixed media textiles graduating from Bath School of Art & Design back in 2013. I have a huge range of art practise knowledge and skills ranging from drawing, printmaking, illustration, painting, watercolours. I also work as an artist for the Fine Art Restoration company specialising in oil paintings. I also studied a Foundation diploma in Art & Design at the University of Cumbria in 2010, which was when my bird art really took flight!