Hi, I’m Cinnamon Cooney, and I’m a top Youtube content creator and art teacher extraordinaire.
In fact, you may also know me as the Art Sherpa, a personality I’ve created The Art Sherpa ™ LLC, the company I founded in 2013. The Art Sherpa was born out of my desire to create friendly art content for an exploding consumer base looking to paint. Over the years, I’ve built a program and lifestyle that helps these growing (and in some cases reborn) artists fulfill their lifelong dream of becoming successful painters. I host fully guided, step-by-step acrylic paint lessons on my YouTube channel –
which has 40 million+ views and 450k + subscribers – and engage the Art sherpa community on several other social channels. My teaching style is unlike anything you’ll find in a traditional art class. Using a combination of special developed teaching methods, humor, and philosophy, I empower individuals to find their creative voice and ultimately come to view painting as a vehicle for positive self-expression. I believe in teaching Democratic Shamanistic Art, which means that rather than teaching you how I paint, I teach you how YOU can paint. Oh yeah, there’s a huge difference!In addition to the Art Sherpa , I also have a thriving fine art studio where I produce new pieces nearly daily. Finally, and most importantly, I am a mother of three. This is the most challenging of all my jobs and drives the direction of everything else going on in the studio.
is recognized for her exceptional balance of color and light. She intertwines the bold strokes of thick impasto with softly layered translucent washes. The use of natural stucco and the combination of multiple layers of different media present the viewer with a three-dimensional work. The G. Cook style of painting is both fresh and innovative and she started using Liquitex acrylics in 1965.
She delights the viewers with her for unique painting style and mastery of color and is held in high esteem by many major manufacturers of fine art acrylic paint in the world.
In 1997 she received 4 winning first place awards, and the overall Grand Prize winner of Liquitex “Paint a Difference Competition, an open call to acrylic artist across the world to submit artwork that represented the best of Acrylic Painting. Liquitex subsequently featured her as a master acrylic artist, with a show of her paintings at the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Utrecht acrylics paid her the complement of a full page and featuring their paint and her artwork in Artist Magazine the following year.
2007 Chromline Acrylic Paint of Australia have asked her to test then newest product and subsequently represent it to various art groups and university students in her Southwest Region.
She currently demonstrates Matisse Paints for this major Australian Paint company through Jerry’s Artarama stores in the Houston area along with a newly published DVD entitled “Acrylic Secrets” which may be purchased on Amazon.com.
I have been a creative soul for over 15 years with a passion of getting out in Nature with my Photography extreme hobby! Now for just over 3.5 years since August of 2015 I have been painting with Acrylics! I have been following many YouTube Tutorials over those years and trying my hand at painting just for the joy of painting without tutorials too! I will use some my photos I have taken over the years as reference photos to paint also! I love all the art communities online for inspiration to keep my creativity going! And I have been creating YouTube videos since February of 2016 as a way of sharing my creative Journey also! Thank you Cinnamon, John, and many other creators for keeping my love of the arts alive!