Books and Catalogues

Cook, Camilla. Jill Freedman Hello + Goodbye, essay for exhibition catalog. Chroma Fine Art Gallery, Katonah, NY. Spring 2022

Weeks, Diane. Darien Days. Foreword by Camilla Cook. Fall 2020

Cook, Camilla. Fresh Pics: Contemporary Art in Connecticut Ridgefield Guild of Artists Exhibition Catalog. 2010

Cook, Camilla. Fresh Pics: Contemporary Art in Connecticut Ridgefield Guild of Artists Exhibition Brochure. 2010

Cook, Camilla. Pioneering the Genetic Revolution: Eduardo Kac and The GFP Bunny Project. Graduate dissertation. 2009

Cook, Camilla. Focus On: Calder's Circus, The Lithographs. Neuberger Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog. 2008

Articles and Reviews

"House Parties! 'First Blush: The Joy of Beginnings' Opening Reception at SM Home Gallery, Greenwich AtHome Magazine, July/August, 2018.

Villarreal, Alexandra"Ushering in Fall Season with 'Punch and Sizzle' Art Show." Greenwich Time, October 4, 2017 (cover story)

"Art Film Series Looks at Pioneers." Ridgefield Press, September 8, 2016

Louise Fishman: A Retrospective,

"Wilton Road Historical Preservation" Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, March 2016

Hodara, Susan. "Liza Lou's Handmade Sea of Sparkling Glass" New York Times January 2, 2016. (Camilla appears seated, second from left)

"Mark Making: The Collaborations of Alanna Fagan and Nomi Silverman", Laura G. Einstein. VENU Magazine, September/October 2013 (p 68,69, 80)

"Woodcut Artist Antonio Frasconi dies at 93." Leslie Lake. The Norwalk Hour, February 1, 2013

"Hope Now Hangs on The Walls of Preemie Unit." Ariela Martin. New Haven Independent, November 2, 2012

"Yale-New Haven Wall Gives Hope for ICU Babies." Sandi Kahn. New Haven Register, November 1, 2012

"WAG Wit Wonders." Alissa Frey. WAG Magazine, May 2011

"Camilla Cook Elevates the Everyday." Norwalk Citizen. October 8, 2010

"ArtPlace to Sponsor 'Tips for Artists.'" Fairfield Sun, September 18, 2010

"ArtPlace to Sponsor 'Tips for Artists.'" Westport Minuteman, September 16, 2010

"From Autos to Art: Sculptor Exhibits in City." Ridgefield Press, September 13, 2010

"'Faraway Places' at SAA Gallery." The Stamford Times, July 18, 2010

"Faraway Places, Both Real and Imagined." Stamford Downtown Events, July 14, 2010

"At the Opening of Guild Show." Ridgefield Press, February 11, 2010

New York Times. February 7, 2010

"Get It Fresh! New RGA Shows Ready for Their Closeups." Laurel Tuohy. Ridgefield Patch, January 24, 2010

"Interesting Mix." Margaret Waage blog, January 23, 2010

"Curator Offers Up 'FRESH PICS' in Ridgefield." A.J. O'Connell. Norwalk Hour, January 17, 2010

"'Fresh Pics' Featuring Local Artists Opens Jan. 23." Rita Papazian. Norwalk Citizen, January 15, 2010

"Cooking up an Exhibition." Rita Papasian. New Canaan News, January 14, 2010

"A 'Fresh' Look at Connecticut Art - Ridgefield Exhibition Features 52 Local Artists." Rita Papazian. The Westport News, January 13, 2009

"Event Planner & Date Book." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, January 2010

"Community News." The Norwalk Beat, Winter 2010

"Interview with Camilla Cook." Amy Kundrat. Ark Projects blog, December 10, 2009

"Exhibition Celebrates Connecticut Art." Stamford Plus Magazine, December 22, 2009 and Norwalk Plus Magazine, December 22, 2009

"Art, Alzheimer's & Spirituality at Greenwich Arts Society," July 29, 2009

"Fabulous Fairfield: Meet Some of Fairfield's Most Fabulous Women" Fairfield County Business Journal, May 11, 2009

"Calder: Master of the Line." Georgette Gouveia. The Journal News, November 30, 2008

"Pens and Paintbrushes: Consultant is in the Business of Art." Harold Davis. Stamford Advocate & Greenwich Times, November 14, 2008

"On the Record: Newsmakers." Kelly Liyakasa. Fairfield County Business Journal, November 10, 2008

Westport News, October 24, 2008

New Canaan News Review, October 16, 2008

"Modern Messages." New Canaan, Darien Magazine, May 2008

"Juried Art Show." Westport News, May 3, 2006

"Exhibits, Sale to Open at Silvemine Guild." New Canaan Advertiser, November 23, 2005

"Annual Holiday Show and Sale Opens November 25 at Silvermine in New Canaan." Westport Minuteman, November 18-24, 2005

"Best Bets in the Performing and Visual Arts." Fairfield County Weekly, May 12, 2005

"Launching Silvermine's Web to Wall Gallery." New Canaan Advertiser, February 17, 2005

"Silvermine Launches new 'Web to Wall' Gallery." Westport Minuteman, February 10, 2005

"For Some Students, A Local Museum Became the Ideal Classroom." Shannon Hicks. Newtown Bee, August 25, 2000

"Students Serve as Interns at Aldrich Museum." Megan Luke. Wilton Bulletin, August 24, 2000


By Camilla Cook, Artist Consultant and Independent Curator

When I first met Diane Weeks several years ago, the idea of a book featuring her drawings of Darien had just begun to take shape. As we leafed through sketches in her studio, I was captivated by the charming and intimate viewpoint she brought to each locale. I scribbled a note from that meeting, “each drawing is a labor of love…her past work has led her to the idea of creating a suite of drawings of Darien for eventual publication in a book format.” I am so delighted that this tribute to Diane’s tight-knit seaside community has become a reality!

The lovely book you hold in your hands reflects the trajectory of Diane’s career. Using permanent and unforgiving materials like rapidograph pen and watercolor paint requires years of experience, a steady hand, and an abundance of patience. She blends the vibrancy and immediacy of a drawing practice with the meticulousness she developed in her early years producing etchings. And the talents that made Diane such a successful interior designer - her ability to create warm, comfortable spaces – are also apparent in her work. The scenes appear effortless and quaint, yet the reality is that they are the result of a myriad of exacting decisions, precise lines, and focused attention. Cozy details, cherished animals, picturesque scenes streaming with sunlight and plants, a world of harmony with touches of humor blend to characterize spaces that are lived-in and loved. She records in exacting detail the authentic heart of the places and people that give Darien its unique and pleasant character. Scenes are depicted as the seasons change, yet she captures a timelessness as life unfolds, rituals repeat, and famous haunts are frequented. While displaying an endearing snapshot in time, the essence of her beloved town consistently lies at the core of Diane’s drawings. Each drawing is part of a larger story. And now Diane’s many individual observations of life in Darien can be seen together for the first time.