Bright fall foliage in “Village Study #2” caught the eye of Jane and Don who can enjoy this color every day in their Lawrence home. They recently visited Southwind Art Gallery and were impressed with the current exhibit, and chose this new painting for their collection. James Pringle Cook’s show has created a lot of buzz, and while that’s welcome, it’s always gratifying to connect art collectors with a new piece of art. Don and Jane seem quite happy with with their purchase and sent a photo of where the painting lives now.
Jim Cook’s works are in national museums including the Denver Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe. He’s exhibited around the country and been published in a number of art trade magazines, and has made several television appearances. Born and raised in Eskridge, Kan., the artist now lives and works in Tuscon, AZ. His palette knife textures and preference for large-scale works have given him a distinctive style.
The James Pringle Cook exhibit runs through September, so you can see this nationally renowned artists conveniently right here in Topeka. If you’ve already seen the show, a return trip is encouraged. These works are so serene yet imaginative that you’ll see something different each time. Jim dropped off some new small paintings completed while he was here last month.
As for “Village Study #2,” well, it’s gone to its new home, but we’ve included a photo and we are thrilled this painting has given its new owners much joy. From its beginning outside of a home in a small Kansas town to its new destination in Lawrence, Kan, this work by James Pringle Cook will no doubt continue to bring joy to all who see it.
To see some more works from the show, view the exhibit page.