Known for her evocative plein-air landscapes, Colorado artist Carole Cooke 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, also encourage them to join in efforts to preserve these vanishing treasures.”
Following a successful career as an art director in the film industry, Cooke 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 find her own artistic voice.
Determined to capture the landscape in its truest sense and to interpret the subtle tones nature presents, Cooke paints on location as often as possible. In these wide-open spaces she is inspired to evoke the peace and amazing tranquility she feels in nature and bring that essence of the outdoors into her paintings.
Cooke participates in such prestigious annual exhibitions as the Autry’s Masters of the American West; the Western Visions Miniatures and More Show and Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and the American Miniatures Invitational Show at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, Arizona. At the Hockaday Museum of Art’s annual A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park exhibition in Kalispell, Montana, Cooke won the Artists’ Choice Award in 2017 and the Hockaday Museum Purchase Award in 2015.
Her work has been featured in Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector magazines.
Carole Cooke is represented by Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Frame of Reference Gallery, Whitefish, Montana; Goodnight Trail Gallery, Mancos, Colorado; and Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Jackson, Wyoming, and Bozeman, Montana.
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