Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1947, Brent Cooke has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of his life, mainly on Vancouver Island over the past forty-five years. Having discovered a love of carving at a young age, Cooke did wood relief and figures, stone carvings; fine detail decoys, and then entered the bronze-casting field in recent years. His work focuses on birds and sea creatures for the most part, with birds of prey being his favorite subject. The bronze works Cooke produces currently, are cast at Valley Bronze of Oregon, a foundry of fine repute with dedicated staff who deliver consistently high caliber art of all sizes. The pieces feature very fine detailing and most represent a chase, the outcome of which is left to the viewer's imagination. Cooke's use of negative space and ability to capture the essence of movement and interaction of his subjects has been widely complimented by art lovers at galleries and shows. The Canadian Wildlife Ferderation awarded Cooke the Robert Bateman Award as the Canadian conservation artist of the year for 2015.