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I might be dead if it wasn’t for this girl
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I might be dead if it wasn’t for this girl I might be dead if it wasn’t for this girl
I saw this photo and it smacked me pretty good. Good things take time! Consistency takes time! Time ...
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I saw this photo and it smacked me pretty good. Good things take time! Consistency takes time! Time takes time! I saw this photo and it smacked me pretty good. Good things take time! Consistency takes time! Time takes time!
I hope you all have a good day if it starts to suck do something nice for someone else
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I hope you all have a good day if it starts to suck do something nice for someone else I hope you all have a good day if it starts to suck do something nice for someone else
New stuff Friday
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New stuff Friday New stuff Friday
I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome.. Then she finally got to Rome And all she did was post ...
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I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome.. Then she finally got to Rome And all she did was post pictures for people at home.. 'Cause all that mattered was impressin' everybody she's known.. I know another girl that's cryin' out for help But her latest caption is "Leave me alone" I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome..
Then she finally got to Rome
And all she did was post pictures for people at home..
'Cause all that mattered was impressin' everybody she's known..
I know another girl that's cryin' out for help
But her latest caption is "Leave me alone"
Our annual end of summer art project is complete! Only the best tires for my wife’s second grade class
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Our annual end of summer art project is complete! Only the best tires for my wife’s second grade class Our annual end of summer art project is complete! Only the best tires for my wife’s second grade class
Preparing for a group show in the fall and solo show in the winter. Lots of staring
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Preparing for a group show in the fall and solo show in the winter. Lots of staring Preparing for a group show in the fall and solo show in the winter. Lots of staring
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave ...
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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” -Thomas Edison . . #process #painting #contemporary #paulcooley “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” -Thomas Edison
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‘Life from the inside of a moment’ 2018 +detail shots, and scale. Excited to start regular studio ...
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‘Life from the inside of a moment’ 2018 +detail shots, and scale. Excited to start regular studio hours again after a busy summer 🙃 #new #septemberisforpainting #paulcooley ‘Life from the inside of a moment’ 2018 +detail shots, and scale. Excited to start regular studio hours again after a busy summer 🙃 #new #septemberisforpainting #paulcooley
‘You are not late’ 2017 48x60” acrylic, spray, ink, enamel on canvas . . . #paulcooley #notimelikethepresent ...
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‘You are not late’ 2017 48x60” acrylic, spray, ink, enamel on canvas . . . #paulcooley #notimelikethepresent #nofear #thefuturewillneverbehere #itwillalwaysbethepresent ‘You are not late’ 2017
48x60” acrylic, spray, ink, enamel on canvas .
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#paulcooley #notimelikethepresent #nofear #thefuturewillneverbehere
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Kel and I go on a bike ride into town
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Kel and I go on a bike ride into town Kel and I go on a bike ride into town
Im feeling grateful on this rainy Sunday and I want to share some gratitude with you all. I’ve been ...
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Im feeling grateful on this rainy Sunday and I want to share some gratitude with you all. I’ve been in jail cells, institutions, group homes, and homeless shelters all by the age of 21. For most of my life I was an angry kid on a mission to self destruct. The things I was able to accomplish since ... Im feeling grateful on this rainy Sunday and I want to share some gratitude with you all. I’ve been in jail cells, institutions, group homes, and homeless shelters all by the age of 21. For most of my life I was an angry kid on a mission to self destruct. The things I was able to accomplish since getting clean are beyond my wildest dreams and I didn’t get here on my own. This photo shows one of the most meaningful moments for me. Iowa state university acquired my painting ‘personal growth’ for their permanent collection. I later got a chance to go there and give a talk. This entire opportunity stemmed from one connection a college student had to my work. (Love you Cooper) So much so that he presented me to his art class and I won their democratic vote for the acquisition. He later took up his ambition with the committee on lectures and presented me to be a speaker there. I am a convicted felon with a GED. There are many small success stories that have happened over and over in my short career they have all been a result of the same thing: honesty. Honesty with myself - and honesty in the work. Everything else always seems to fall into place. I’m truly feeling grateful today for a program that taught me rigorous honesty. The genuine connections I have made with good people all over the world are a direct result of the principles I learned in narcotics anonymous. I’m grateful today to keep learning and growing. The more I grow the more I realize I’m not in control. What a relief. .
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‘Personal growth’ 2016
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Old one. Happy Monday 🤓 #journeyofself #paulcooley #betterthanyesterday #embracethejourney
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Old one. Happy Monday 🤓 #journeyofself #paulcooley #betterthanyesterday #embracethejourney Old one. Happy Monday 🤓 #journeyofself #paulcooley #betterthanyesterday #embracethejourney
My 86 cutlass was good to me for three years. In March, life threw me a bunch of curve balls at once. ...
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My 86 cutlass was good to me for three years. In March, life threw me a bunch of curve balls at once. One of them was the cutlass getting hit twice within a month. It happened at the worst time when everything was already turned upside down. That car to me was therapy. It was an extension of my home. ... My 86 cutlass was good to me for three years. In March, life threw me a bunch of curve balls at once. One of them was the cutlass getting hit twice within a month. It happened at the worst time when everything was already turned upside down. That car to me was therapy. It was an extension of my home. It was my quiet place. If anxiety got high I would cruise west at 1am and hit Times Square or drive east with no music until I saw stars. Some of my best ideas, reflection, and serenity came to me while in that car. Since March I have been dealing with so much, and there were times where I felt like truly giving up. Times where I literally just put my head in my hands and asked “WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME”. The only action I took was to get up, and keep going. Tired, irritable, sad, unable to focus, but just doing it and sometimes faking it. Time has passed. Work has gotten done. And I am starting to feel like myself again. And TODAY the universe blessed me. From now on please refer to me as “Pauly wit da blue caprice” 🤩 I couldn’t even sleep last night because I knew this morning was the day I got her. Lots of work to do but I’m excited ! Oldest one yet 1984😈
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My nephew painting a picture of me with the picture he painted of me hanging in the background #inception
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My nephew painting a picture of me with the picture he painted of me hanging in the background #inception My nephew painting a picture of me with the picture he painted of me hanging in the background #inception
Tonight ‘no theory’ @deligrocerynewyork curated by me <span class="emoji emoji1f646"></span>🏼‍♂️ 6-9pm 553 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn . . @eloy.arribas ...
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Tonight ‘no theory’ @deligrocerynewyork curated by me 🏼‍♂️ 6-9pm 553 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn . . @eloy.arribas @jenny_brosinski @marcopariani . . Thank you to the team at @cycamoreliving and all my people who show up day in and day out ️ My journey from the street into the art world ... Tonight ‘no theory’ @deligrocerynewyork curated by me 🙆🏼‍♂️ 6-9pm 553 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn
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Thank you to the team at @cycamoreliving and all my people who show up day in and day out ✅❤️
My journey from the street into the art world has been a wild and fantastic ride so far. A lot of hard work and stress behind the scenes but the people make it all worth it.
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 #souljaboytellem
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#souljaboytellem #souljaboytellem
 #paulcooleylovesyou #2017 #tallahassee #gainesstreet #gonoles #rusto #stockcap
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#paulcooleylovesyou #2017 #tallahassee #gainesstreet #gonoles #rusto #stockcap #paulcooleylovesyou #2017 #tallahassee #gainesstreet #gonoles #rusto #stockcap
“There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way” . . #happymonday #paulcooley ...
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“There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way” . . #happymonday #paulcooley #2017 “There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way” .
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Fear is your enemy. Trust yourself. Never compare your path to someone else’s. Fear is your enemy. Trust yourself. Never compare your path to someone else’s.
Conquered the course @leanxv @mikey_zee @pimperio @jazz.seijii <span class="emoji emoji1f4aa"></span>
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Conquered the course @leanxv @mikey_zee @pimperio @jazz.seijii Conquered the course @leanxv @mikey_zee @pimperio @jazz.seijii 💪
Cool commission on this very heavy wood assemblage 🏋️‍♂️ finished at 4:30am last night
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Cool commission on this very heavy wood assemblage 🏋️‍♂️ finished at 4:30am last night Cool commission on this very heavy wood assemblage 🏋️‍♂️ finished at 4:30am last night
It has been a while since I have made a print. I am excited for this new edition of 25. They will be available ...
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It has been a while since I have made a print. I am excited for this new edition of 25. They will be available tonight at 12am EST via mannersmovement.com 🙃 It’s still crazy to me that a poem I created is framed and scattered all over the world in various renditions. I made an open edition poster ... It has been a while since I have made a print. I am excited for this new edition of 25. They will be available tonight at 12am EST via mannersmovement.com 🙃 It’s still crazy to me that a poem I created is framed and scattered all over the world in various renditions. I made an open edition poster of this poem in 2016 that paid my bills for many months. For an artist that is a big relief. Thanks everyone for all the support over the years. .
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We have a lot of meaningless shit in our society that we stress about. I hope we all get a moment of peace and silence today. Discard any worries of what’s to come or things behind us, because those thoughts serve no purpose without a calendar and pen in front of you. Let’s try to exist in this moment - this very moment - where everything is okay. I’m not in immediate danger. I will not miss my next meal. Everything is good. #wegucci
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If nobody told you they loved you today... #paulcooley #2018 #paulcooleylovesyou
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If nobody told you they loved you today... #paulcooley #2018 #paulcooleylovesyou If nobody told you they loved you today... #paulcooley #2018 #paulcooleylovesyou
Happy birthday to my best friend @leanxv there’s no one else I could do forever with. You’re it, you ...
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Happy birthday to my best friend @leanxv there’s no one else I could do forever with. You’re it, you always have been. Plus you’re a dynamite cat mom! Happy birthday to my best friend @leanxv there’s no one else I could do forever with. You’re it, you always have been. Plus you’re a dynamite cat mom!
I think Spain is officially tied with US in tattooing the thanks face @laembajadatattoo @kmack911 ...
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I think Spain is officially tied with US in tattooing the thanks face @laembajadatattoo @kmack911 🏻🏻 love you guys I think Spain is officially tied with US in tattooing the thanks face @laembajadatattoo @kmack911 🙏🏻🙏🏻 love you guys
Here is one from 2015. For years I was obsessed with the word “perfect”. Misspelling and abbreviation ...
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Here is one from 2015. For years I was obsessed with the word “perfect”. Misspelling and abbreviation of this word was an attempt to erase its meaning from my own head. If “perfect” existed, I would drown trying to get there. Playing with the word became a therapy for me to accept circumstances ... Here is one from 2015. For years I was obsessed with the word “perfect”. Misspelling and abbreviation of this word was an attempt to erase its meaning from my own head. If “perfect” existed, I would drown trying to get there. Playing with the word became a therapy for me to accept circumstances as they were. To this day, practicing acceptance is the closest I have ever been to “perfect”.
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‘Balance’ 2016 acrylic ink and oil on canvas . . Balance is something I reference a lot in my paintings ...
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‘Balance’ 2016 acrylic ink and oil on canvas . . Balance is something I reference a lot in my paintings because it is something that I struggle with a lot. This is one of my favorites ! ‘Balance’ 2016 acrylic ink and oil on canvas
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Balance is something I reference a lot in my paintings because it is something that I struggle with a lot. This is one of my favorites !
Everything will be okay forever bc even when stuffs not okay that’s okay . . . #paulcooley #new ...
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Everything will be okay forever bc even when stuffs not okay that’s okay . . . #paulcooley #new #littlejawn #hadfun #everythingsokayforever #studiosaturdays Everything will be okay forever bc even when stuffs not okay that’s okay .
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#paulcooley #new #littlejawn #hadfun #everythingsokayforever #studiosaturdays
Love at first site
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Love at first site Love at first site
Chipping away more poems
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Chipping away more poems Chipping away more poems
“I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed“ -MJ
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“I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed“ -MJ “I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed“ -MJ
Happy fourth ! <span class="emoji emoji1f387"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f308"></span>
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Happy fourth ! Happy fourth ! 🎇 🌈
One of my paintings living its best life here in P-town <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span>🏻
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One of my paintings living its best life here in P-town 🏻 One of my paintings living its best life here in P-town 🙏🏻
Finished this one late last night enjoying these <span class="emoji emoji1f486"></span>🏼‍♂️
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Finished this one late last night enjoying these 🏼‍♂️ Finished this one late last night enjoying these 💆🏼‍♂️
 #rippinlips #takingnames #lilsharky 📸@peteywilliam
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#rippinlips #takingnames #lilsharky 📸@peteywilliam #rippinlips #takingnames #lilsharky 📸@peteywilliam
Last day for ‘sanctioned’ @artswarehousedelray thanks for all the support <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span>🏻
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Last day for ‘sanctioned’ @artswarehousedelray thanks for all the support 🏻 Last day for ‘sanctioned’ @artswarehousedelray thanks for all the support 🙏🏻
If I die rn I happy
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If I die rn I happy If I die rn I happy
 #paulcooley #lessismore #acrylic #oil #canvas #mounted #on #panel @artswarehousedelray
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#paulcooley #lessismore #acrylic #oil #canvas #mounted #on #panel @artswarehousedelray #paulcooley #lessismore #acrylic #oil #canvas #mounted #on #panel @artswarehousedelray
One more week to see ‘Sanctioned’ @artswarehousedelray <span class="emoji emoji1f646"></span>🏼‍♂️<span class="emoji emoji2705"></span>
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One more week to see ‘Sanctioned’ @artswarehousedelray 🏼‍♂️ One more week to see ‘Sanctioned’ @artswarehousedelray 🙆🏼‍♂️✅
Love each other okay I know it’s not always easy we do what we can
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Love each other okay I know it’s not always easy we do what we can Love each other okay I know it’s not always easy we do what we can
@leanxv and I went to see a play tonight and it happened to be at the same theatre we went on our first ...
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@leanxv and I went to see a play tonight and it happened to be at the same theatre we went on our first date as adults in 2013 when she gave me my second chance 🏼‍♂️ #wifey #sheneverreallyleftmysidetho #welowkeyhungoutallthetime #thankyougod #boughttheringassoonasicouldaffordit #iheardthatbeyoncesong @leanxv and I went to see a play tonight and it happened to be at the same theatre we went on our first date as adults in 2013 when she gave me my second chance 🙆🏼‍♂️ #wifey #sheneverreallyleftmysidetho #welowkeyhungoutallthetime #thankyougod #boughttheringassoonasicouldaffordit #iheardthatbeyoncesong
This is what it’s about thank you @artswarehousedelray for all you are doing for the arts. Thank ...
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This is what it’s about thank you @artswarehousedelray for all you are doing for the arts. Thank you for empowering the ARTISTS ! The show I am in is up for a few more weeks go stop by 🙃 This is what it’s about thank you @artswarehousedelray for all you are doing for the arts. Thank you for empowering the ARTISTS ! The show I am in is up for a few more weeks go stop by 🙃
If there is no struggle there is no progress 😈 #happymonday #paulcooley2018 #newthanksface #iwillprobablypainttheseforever ...
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If there is no struggle there is no progress 😈 #happymonday #paulcooley2018 #newthanksface #iwillprobablypainttheseforever #ithinkthisisthebiggestoneivemade If there is no struggle there is no progress 😈 #happymonday #paulcooley2018 #newthanksface #iwillprobablypainttheseforever #ithinkthisisthebiggestoneivemade
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility ...
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“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” . . . “You do not have to have a panic attack okay” 2018 Currently on view @artswarehousedelray until June 29th 🙃 “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” .
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“You do not have to have a panic attack okay” 2018
Currently on view @artswarehousedelray until June 29th 🙃
I made a new painting with @julian.lombardi and it is a landscape! Kind of!
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I made a new painting with @julian.lombardi and it is a landscape! Kind of! I made a new painting with @julian.lombardi and it is a landscape! Kind of!
Made a happy painting today #paulcooley2018 #smile #thesunisout #nothingisperfect
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Made a happy painting today #paulcooley2018 #smile #thesunisout #nothingisperfect Made a happy painting today #paulcooley2018 #smile #thesunisout #nothingisperfect
Really appreciating the pics I’m being tagged in at the current exhibition. In 2010 I was sleeping ...
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Really appreciating the pics I’m being tagged in at the current exhibition. In 2010 I was sleeping in a homeless shelter. Things really didn’t have to be this good. Feeling grateful today for my luxury problems 🤷🏼‍♂️and I’m excited to connect with my Florida people for the reception this ... Really appreciating the pics I’m being tagged in at the current exhibition. In 2010 I was sleeping in a homeless shelter. Things really didn’t have to be this good. Feeling grateful today for my luxury problems 🤷🏼‍♂️and I’m excited to connect with my Florida people for the reception this Friday at @artswarehousedelray ! With @chnkfondue and @tabernyc
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