Robert John Cook is offering all of us a shared hand to improve our streets, our culture, our senses and our lives. His ancestors arrived here four hundred years ago searching for a particular salvation—and Robert has presented now a program which will shine a light.”
— Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
 

Robert John Cook, Author of the book Optimistic Vibe is a prolific Artist, talented Musician, and accomplished Author, born in 1956 on the coast of Rhode Island.  His portfolio varies.

Robert John Cook

  • Relationships are spiritual in nature
  • Connected to Spirit
  • Very spiritual
  • Looks younger than age
  • Alot of energy
  • Very interesting
  • Calm outlook
  • Truth Seeker
  • Sentimental about his past
  • Invents things
  • Teaches in an uplifting way
  • Unmatched intelligence
  • Natural Visionary
  • Intuitive
  • Creative
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Gets along well with everyone
  • Inspires others
  • Magnetic
  • Set in his ways
  • Self-sufficient
  • Tremendous amount of excitement about future

'In The Blink Of An Eye'

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Imagine…
In The Blink Of An Eye,
When the lid is shut you transcend the Curtain,
When the lid reopens you return to the present moment,
You had gone Home for a month.

In The Blink Of An Eye,
7 Billion flowers of love on the planet,
First breath to last, each breathe in between searching for Love,
Why?
Visit the Garden of Love for answer,
You sort through the flowers to see who has been selected,
You recognize them by their ability to be happy,
They are preparing for Home.

Reentry from the other side, you bring back no memory of your journey,
But the residual Gut Feel eats at you to follow your Passion,
You try to follow your Passion and open every door,
Fear tries to block your entry into the garden,
The spiritual energy that comes from your Passion opens doors,
You have a tool box to fight Fear with,
A Road Map from Déjà vu you follow,
You were sent by Great Spirit to find the answer,
Why do we search for Love our entire lives?
— Robert John Cook


Robert John Cook uses palette knife, brush and oil paint to create landscapes and seascapes, layering  color to create texture and depth-and an ever evolving painting- inviting the viewer to explore his work and discover using their own interpretations what they see. His technique captures the ever changing moods of nature.

Since childhood Robert has pursued his passion for art through photography, sketching, painting with watercolor and oil paints. During his young adult years he traveled to Santa Fe to study painting and sculpture of renowned artist Michael Andryc at his studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1981 and returned to study with Andryc in 1994 and 2001. The beauty of the dessert and the vibrant colors of New Mexico influence many of his paintings. Robert attended college at The University of New Orleans and lived in the city for many years before returning to New England and settling in New Hampshire.  While he lived in southern New Hampshire Robert worked as an Engineer in Europe- Switzerland, England, Italy and Germany- visiting museums and painting in the same spots where his favorite painters created their masterpieces- Van Gogh, Seurat….

Influenced, circa 2004, Robert’s work in painting, pottery and sculpture advanced, he curated the largest attended show in Cape Museum of Art history, “The Salon Refuses”. Passion for organizing emerged. In 2009 Robert has also used his art to assist veterans returning home with his weekly television program Welcome Home, the start of would later become Music For The People based on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

 
I have lived a life of adventure and fulfilled most of wanted to complete. Looking back over life; I would follow my heart before my mind by putting more energy into following Great Spirit than I would put into fighting fear.
— Robert John Cook
 

Robert’s passion for Hawai'i transcends his artwork and is an integral part of his daily life. He lives just steps from the Pacific. He enjoys living on a Kona Coffee Farm among the banana, avocado, and palm trees, having grown up in a New England fishing village his forefathers settled going back to the year 1620, and beyond through his native pride.

Robert’s other outlets include Culture. The One Native Project is his conduit to his eleven generations ago grandfather, Iyanough. It is from Iyanough that Robert centers his spiritual balance.

 
I have been practicing daily meditation with my guitar for more than 40 years. I never had a music lesson, I believe music is unteachable because it is spiritual not mechanical.
— Robert John Cook
 

Robert enjoys playing his Martin Guitar, writing songs and performing.  He singer/songwriter for years, with hundreds of songs. His style as a song writer is live, recorded, and online.

Robert has researched his family tree – branches reaching from The Mayflower and Indians to County Galway, Ireland- and wrote a book titled, PRIDE.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

 
Art, Music, Writing... creating is a conduit to our passion, the passion to create is a spiritual event of happiness for the artist, musician, or writer, and many more. I am getting older now, my productivity is beginning to slow like my friend Sam Barber taught me, what I produce is for practicality; sculpture for the Meditation Garden, spiritually craving koa wood eating utensils, writing prolifically, recording my guitar.
— Robert John Cook
 

What they say...

 

Robert John Cook exudes creative energy. Whether painting, making music or pitching an idea, the South Yarmouth artist seems perpetually on the verge of creating something new.” Cape Cod Times

"Your ideas are brilliant" Senator Dan Wolf

“Robert John Cook, a creative renaissance man in his own right as a painter, musician, sculptor and writer, college trained engineer and former General Electric employee(and while he doesn't admit it, philosopher) has fashioned a broad outline in his weekly television show Barnstable Patriot

“I want to applaud the efforts of Robert John Cook and all of the veterans’ organizations and artists’ groups who are participating in this new and exciting initiative.” US Congressman William Delahunt

“With unsold work hanging on the walls of his Cape Cod gallery, Mayflower Studio in Yarmouth… With the Dow diving, nobody seemed willing to slap down a thousand dollars for one of Robert John Cook color-splashed landscape. But instead of wallowing, the artist took action. He slashed his prices in half and suddenly, buyers emerged. One woman bought a half dozen of his oil paintings in a recent show.” Boston Globe

“If creative juices are an elixir for downhearted or physically compromised veterans, then artist Robert John Cook wants to share a bowl with them.” Barnstable Patriot

“It’s amazing. it’s too f***ing awesome. thanks again so much- it’s too cool to see one of my photos come to life. thanks again sooo much.”  Bil Lane -Jackson Browne’s Recording Engineer