Richard Cook is a British painter living and working in Newlyn, Cornwall. Born in Chelenham in 1947, he spent his early childhood in Ceylon. From 1966 - 70 he trained at St Martin's School of Art, London, and at the Royal College of Art until 1973. He has been exhibiting for over twenty five years and has received awards from the British Council and the Arts Council. In 2001 he was given a solo show at Tate St Ives, with a related publication, and a major painting was acquired for the collection in 2006.