- Beryl Cook Big Olives Little Olives Ceramic Picture Tile
- Stunning Licensed Artwork by a Superb British Artist
- A Hilarious 12 x 12" Decorative Picture Tile for Hanging
This brilliantly funny ceramic picture tile of Beryl Cook's Big Olives Little Olives is a perfect way to bring the much-loved UK artist into your home.
This tile, featuring a group crowding around a piano, measures 12 x 12 inches. It has a felt back with a hook for hanging.
All of our decorative ceramic picture tiles are individually hand painted by highly skilled artists and are highly labour intensive to make. They are fired at a very high temperature creating permanent, vibrant images that will never fade.
About Beryl Cook
From the beginning Beryl’s work had a remarkable effect on the British, who immediately took her to their hearts. Her appeal was classless and she rapidly became Britain’s most popular artist. She was a ‘heart and soul’ painter, compelled to paint with a passion. Her paintings encapsulate joy; her style totally original, warm and so instantly recognisable that her work became part of our artistic vernacular. She possessed that rare gift – the power to uplift.
Beryl travelled considerably, gleaning new material for her work, often discreetly sketching on small cards inside her handbag to be hidden from view. Based in her beloved Plymouth, she recorded local life with as much relish as that in Buenos Aries, New York, Cuba, Paris and Barcelona. Though a late starter, Beryl completed over 500 paintings in her relatively short painting career.
Beryl Cook’s work is particularly interesting when viewed in the context of the tradition of British social realist painting and she could easily be described as a contemporary Hogarth or Gilray, although she had a more sympathetic view of the human race. She was, like them, above all a social observer.
Technical stuff that we get asked a lot...
- Can our tiles be placed into a tiled wall display?
They certainly can. The backing can be removed from the tile by soaking it in warm soapy water, after this is done we recommend leaving the tile to dry thoroughly before using it in your display.
- How thick are the ceramic picture tiles?
All ceramic tiles measure 0.7cm and including the felt back they are 1.1cm
- How do the tiles come packaged?
Each tile comes in fitted foam inside a display box. These are then thoroughly wrapped and protected for shipping.
Please note that if the artist name is stated in the title then these are direct hand painted reproductions of their work and a commission is paid to the artist or licensing house.