Sheena Cook, Artist
When living in a small town, you think you know everyone. Yet just because you wait together in the line at the bank or pass each other in the Dollar General doesn't mean you truly know a person's passions and abilities. Since moving here in 2007, I have met several artistic people in Butler County. Some are well known for their talents, while others are more obscure.
Individuals create for a myriad of reasons. Some use it as a therapeutic outlet, others as a fun hobby, some as a side hustle, but it is a full-time job for a select few. I recently got the "green light" from BeechTree News to seek out and interview these unique creators. This week I interviewed Sheena Cook, an artist in Morgantown.
An Ohio County native from Echols, Sheena has always had a keen interest in art. When asked when her love of art began, Sheena stated her mother once remarked she had been "Artsy ever since she could hold a crayon." Described as a bright, patient woman, Sheena recalls her beloved Aunt Barbara smiling as she taught her to oil paint at the age of twelve. Her skills and love of painting continued to evolve as she placed first in several state-wide competitions during her school years.
Sheena works with several different mediums; canvas is just one of the many. She also paints designs on shoes, ornaments, ceramics, and glass. In addition, her painting spans several genres, including portraits, wildlife, gothic, and fantasy.
Sheena has always been up for a challenge and designed Super Mario-themed shoes, painted murals for homes, and done several memorial portraits of loved ones and pets. She prefers horror from her love of horror movies and artwork regarding her favorite genre.
A firm believer that art should be affordable for all, Ms. Cook does her best to accommodate all requests. If you are interested in viewing her artwork or commissioning a painting, you can reach out to her via her Facebook page at: