Oil on linen
12" x 10"
The painting above appeared in the
2016 A Timeless Legacy
exhibit and sale.
Carole Cooke, from Coloado, is known for her evocative plein air landscapes. She relates, "When I paint on location in remote areas, I feel a sense of unparalleled exhilaration and joy. It is my hope that sharing images of these pristine vistas will not only help my viewers experience a strong connection to nature, but more importantly, will encourage them to join in efforts to preserve these vanishing treasures."
Following a successful career as an Art Director in the film industry, Carole turned her talents to the field of fine art in 1997. Following her own path of discovery and fired by relentless enthusiasm and a dedication to research, she studied the work of European Masters, the Early California Impressionists and the Taos Masters, internalizing their expertise as a means to finding her own artistic voice.
Determined to capture the landscape in its truest sense and to interpret the subtle tones nature presents, Carole paints on location as much as possible knowing observation is the key to that understanding. It is in these wide-open spaces that she is inspired to evoke the peace and amazing tranquility she feels in nature and bring that essence of the outdoors into her paintings. Now that she has found her passion, she cannot imagine her life without painting.
Carole Cooke has been a participant in such prestigious annual exhibitions as the Masters of the American West at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California, The Western Visions Exhibition at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the American Miniatures Invitational Show at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, Arizona. Along with 3 other women artists she exhibited in the premier exhibition of a Timeless Legacy at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana.
Carole has been featured several times in Southwest Art, Art of the West Magazines and Western Art Collector magazines. One of her Yellowstone Paintings, “Faithfully Magical” was recently featured as the cover page to an article about the National Parks in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Western Skyscraper, a painting of a Montana grain elevator was on the cover page for the Master’s of the American West preview article in Western Art Collector, January 2015.