PJ Crook is a featured contemporary artist with Trinity House Paintings. She is local to our Broadway gallery, residing and working in Gloucestershire. PJ’s art is however internationally renowned with a high repertoire of global exhibitions since the 1970s, her recent exhibitions include the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art in Japan and the Museum of Gloucester, each attracting record attendance.

PJ Crook received significant recognition of her contributions to art in 2011 when she was awarded an MBE. She has also had the honour of being invited by the Royal West of England Academy this October to hold a solo exhibition, a very exciting event in her upcoming calendar.

Art magazine described her paintings as having “a highly distinctive style with extraordinary technical mastery. No contemporary artist is more accomplished at depicting perspective or depth of field.” The Independent adds “witty, menacing, enigmatic, playing games with the eye and the imagination”. PJ places great importance to the viewer, and she certainly has a way of inviting them into each painting, get lost in her imagination with her exclusive range at Trinity House.

  • Two children inside a family house with doves flying in from the window and a boy carrying fruit by P. J. Crook Two children inside a family house with doves flying in from the window and a boy carrying fruit by P. J. Crook

    Les Enfants

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    Refusing to be cut off by their frames, Crook's pictures crawl out into three dimensionality. It is the artist’s distinctive style, combined with her technical artistry that result in meticulously detailed and dramatic compositions such as this one. Each one is beguiling, creating a sense of wonderment and intrigue for the observer. This charming composition features two young children going about their day at home, as the girl looks out the window as doves fly in. MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 32.0 x 22.0 ins/ 81.3 x 55.9 cm
  • Portrait painting of a female looking into a mirror and a man in looking over her shoulder in a circle by P. J. Crook Portrait painting of a female looking into a mirror and a man in looking over her shoulder in a circle by P. J. Crook

    Puck and Titania

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    This stunning work is based on the famous comedy ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’, written by William Shakespeare in 1595 / 96. In the play the beautiful Titania, who is pictured in this painting, is the queen of the fairies and due to a spell cast by Puck, the servant of her husband Oberon, she is enchanted to fall in love with the first creature she sees upon waking. Refusing to be cut off by their frames, Crook's pictures crawl out into three dimensionality. It is the artist’s distinctive style, combined with her technical artistry that result in meticulously detailed and dramatic compositions such as this one. Each one is beguiling, creating a sense of wonderment and intrigue for the observer. MEDIUM: Tinted gesso on wood DIMENSIONS: 6 ins/15.2 cm (diameter)
  • Oil painting of multiple children playing in the living room of a home and cakes in the background by P.J Crook Oil painting of multiple children playing in the living room of a home and cakes in the background by P.J Crook

    Children’s Party

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    Refusing to be cut off by their frames, Crook's pictures crawl out into three dimensionality. A world of both muted tints and startlingly vivid colours, the paint adheres to and settles in on the canvas rather than just sitting upon it. But the white ground is never entirely subdued, and it brings brilliance and energy to the paintings. It is the artist’s distinctive style, combined with her technical artistry that result in meticulously detailed and dramatic compositions such as this one. Each one is beguiling, creating a sense of wonderment and intrigue for the observer. MEDIUM: Tinted gesso on wood DIMENSIONS: 17.0 x 20.0 ins/ 43.2 x 50.8 cm
  • Of Jesse’s Seed

    by PJ Crook

    £6,850
    PJ. Crook, as she is professionally known, was born in Cheltenham in 1945, where she still lives and works. PJ’s work is held in some of the world’s most prominent public and private collections and is considered in the highest echelons of British contemporary art. She is represented by the Panter & Hall gallery on Pall Mall in London and Galerie Alain Blondel in Paris. DIMENSIONS: 43.2 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm / 17.0 x 11.0 x 7.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Mixed Media
  • In the Desert

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    In her latest works P.J. Crook still takes on the plight of the planet, as she reflects on the current issues facing the world today, including climate change, the worldwide pandemic, and the recent Black Lives Matter movement. The artist reminds us that we should learn to love and respect each other regardless of colour or creed and all that inhabits our beautiful world. DIMENSIONS: (framed) 36.0 x 46.0 ins/ 91.4 x 116.8 cm MEDIUM: Tinted gesso on canvas and wood
  • In the Studio

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    In her latest works P.J. Crook still takes on the plight of the planet, as she reflects on the current issues facing the world today, including climate change, the worldwide pandemic, and the recent Black Lives Matter movement. The artist reminds us that we should learn to love and respect each other regardless of colour or creed and all that inhabits our beautiful world. DIMENSIONS: (framed) 34.0 x 24.0 ins/ 86.4 x 61.0 cm MEDIUM: Tinted gesso on wood
  • A Wing and a Prayer

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    In her latest works P.J. Crook still takes on the plight of the planet, as she reflects on the current issues facing the world today, including climate change, the worldwide pandemic, and the recent Black Lives Matter movement. The artist reminds us that we should learn to love and respect each other regardless of colour or creed and all that inhabits our beautiful world. DIMENSIONS: 38.0 x 35.0 x 19.0 ins/ 96.5 x 88.9 x 48.3 cm MEDIUM: Recycled soft sculpture
  • The Dream

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    In her latest works P.J. Crook still takes on the plight of the planet, as she reflects on the current issues facing the world today, including climate change, the worldwide pandemic, and the recent Black Lives Matter movement. The artist reminds us that we should learn to love and respect each other regardless of colour or creed and all that inhabits our beautiful world. DIMENSIONS: (framed) 36.0 x 48.0 ins/ 91.4 x 121.9 cm SIGNATURE: Signed (verso) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas and wood
  • Black Nativity

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    In her latest works P.J. Crook still takes on the plight of the planet, as she reflects on the current issues facing the world today, including climate change, the worldwide pandemic, and the recent Black Lives Matter movement. The artist reminds us that we should learn to love and respect each other regardless of colour or creed and all that inhabits our beautiful world. DIMENSIONS: (framed) 44.0 x 44.0 ins/ 111.8 x 111.8 cm SIGNATURE: Signed (verso) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas and wood
  • The Travelling Players

    by PJ Crook

    £16,950
    Crook was born in Cheltenham in 1945, where she still lives and works. Known for her paintings of crowds and people, Crook is prolific. PJ’s work is held in some of the world’s most prominent public and private collections and is considered in the highest echelons of British contemporary art. DIMENSIONS: (framed) 150.0 x 106.0 cm/59.1 x 41.7 ins SIGNATURE: Signed verso MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 4.0 x 3.5 in./ 10.2 x 8.9 cm each SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Gouache
  • The Apple

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 14.5 x 18.0 in./36.8 x 45.7 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left and verso MEDIUM: Oil on board
  • The Boxing Ring

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 26.5 x 31.0 in./ 67.3 x 78.7 cm SIGNATURE: MEDIUM: Tinted gesso on canvas and wood
  • Anubis & the Bride

    by PJ Crook

    £14,250
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)51.0 x 40.0 ins/ 129.5 x 101.6 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Tinted gesso on canvas and wood Anubis & the bride portrays the Egyptian god of the dead seated on a throne beside his new bride. In his right hand he holds an embalming jar, symbol of his trade. His bride is adorned with a pearl necklace and a blue veil streaming down her sides like the flow of the Nile. By her side is Bastet, the goddesses of protection and cats and the defender of the pharaoh and behind her is Taweret, the goddess of childbirth and fertility whose animal form is a Hippopotamus.  They are in turn surrounded by the beasts and landscape of Egypt, with the Nile and its activity visible in the upper right corner.      
  • Petite Nue

    by PJ Crook

    P.O.A.
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 32.5 x 36.5 ins/ 82.5 x 92.7 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Tinted gesso on canvas and wood  
  • Winged Man and Horse

    by PJ Crook

    £16,850
    DIMENSIONS: 16.5 x 32.3 x 20.5 ins/42.0 x 82.0 x 52.0 cm SIGNATURE: Numbered 2/2 MEDIUM: Bronze
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