Artist: Barbara Cook
|Hi! My name is Barb Cook and I am from Petoskey, Michigan My husband and I moved to Petoskey in February 1974 from downstate. We have three adult children and six grandchildren. I have worked as a dental hygienist for 41 years. Now that I am retired I have been looking for a hobby that I would enjoy doing. I had seen some stone artwork which caught my attention because of it's simplicity and naturalness. I love collecting rocks so that really spurred my interest with creating pictures using stones.
All the stones in my pictures are from the shores of Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay. I have made several pictures as gifts for family and friends. They have encouraged me to sell my artwork so I decided to pursue Northern Michigan Artist Market as a way to display and sell my work.
I really enjoy creating different pictures using the natural shapes and colors of the different stones I collect when rock hunting. My favorites are flowers and birds. I also enjoy making pictures of couples and families.