Bristol, England.- From Saturday June 18th through Monday 29th August, the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery will be showing ‘Beryl Cook: Larger than Life’ a celebration of one of Britain’s best-loved artists. This major retrospective exhibition features over 60 original paintings and will explore Beryl’s early career, her time in Bristol and ‘unseen Beryl’ a series of paintings from the Cook family’s own collection, which have never been seen before in public. Beryl Cook was one of this country’s most popular painters from the late 1970s until her death in 2008. People were her passion and she was a keen observer of modern life. The people in her paintings are the ones we see everyday. They shop in the malls, travel on the buses, sit in the pubs and go out on the town. They are always enjoying themselves, sometimes outrageously. The exhibition is a celebration of her life and work.