Nationally known and published artist James Pringle Cook provides impressions of the Kansas landscape, especially the Flint Hills, in SouthWind Art Gallery’s latest exhibit. The thick pallet knife paintings evoke a nostalgic feeling inspired by the scenery of James’ childhood. From spring prairie fires to wide vistas of the Flint Hills, the exhibit is a portrait of the warmer months of Kansas. James grew up in Eskridge, Kansas and currently lives in Arizona. He has been highlighted in publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, New Orleans Times-Picayune, New American Painting, American Artists, The Artists’ Bluebook, and the Western Art Collector. This exhibit includes two works by DeAnn Melton from her vertical series, which combine still life images with the Kansas landscape.

See something unusual! Three of Cook’s miniatures – 6″x6″, a rare size for him – are in the Best Holiday Ever! Miniature Art Show located on the main floor. Make sure to stop by before the New Year.