Gary Cook RI recently exhibited paintings at the Linden Hall Studio gallery in Deal, Kent, that highlight climate destruction by burning fossil fuels.
“My watercolours aim to highlight how oil companies are knowingly ruining the climate. The paintings show oilmen in suits setting fire to our forests. If these companies were committing arson there would be uproar and strenuous efforts made to stop them. But they are doing it more indirectly and subtly so that we hardly notice that it’s happening. But it really is. Our woodlands are burning up and so are we. The shocking thing about the oil industry’s actions is that it has known for years what the outcome of burning fossil fuels would be on the planet. Sadly, profits trump that knowledge.”