Large strokes of bright color, dirt roads cutting through Flint Hills, images of forests and prairie fires, refineries and factories running through the night. These are some of the scenes James Pringle Cook’s paintings depict.

Jim Cook is a veteran artist who hails from Eskridge KS. His work will take center stage in SouthWind Art Gallery’s current exhibit.

Come for a visit anytime or Topeka’s next First Friday ARTWalk is September 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Jim Cook paints with confident brush strokes and often uses a palette knife which adds thick texture to his work. He specializes in big landscapes, industrial scenes, and water scenes. His works have been featured in major art museums and galleries across the U.S. and have been published in trade magazines. He and his wife, and  fellow artist DeAnn Melton, live in Tucson Arizona. They show in galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, Ketchum, ID, Santa Fe, NM and Palm Desert, California spends most of his time working in the American Southwest.

He holds a bachelor’s and masters arts degree from Emporia State University and an MFA from Wichita State University.