The “Impatient Realism”of John Cook
"Sombrero" by John Cook
Best in Show award in 2014 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition.
From bunnies to pewter, French ruins to Texas diners, John Cook’s oil paintings bring the artist’s painterly vision to bear on moments of beauty from daily life.The subject matter of his paintings ranges extensively and includes everything from barnyard animals to classical still life compositions, yet the artist’s vibrant style carries throughout. Cook works with a loose brush that conveys freshness and immediacy, using an appealing approach that the artist describes as “a kind of impatient realism.” Driven by his perception of beauty in the created world, Cook aims to honor and perpetuate that beauty with his art.
We're honored and delighted to bring John Cook to Waxahachie on September 9 as our guest artist. You DO NOT want to miss this opportunity to watch a Master at work! BE THERE...at ART on the Square!
John Cook (b. 1941) earned his arts education at the University of Arlington and the Art Center School of Los Angeles. Finding work as an illustrator, Cook gathered a group of prestigious clients that included American Airlines, CBS, and Disney’s Epcot Center. Cook embarked on his career as a painter in 1990 and has received wide recognition. Cook won recent success in the American Impressionist Society’s 2014 Annual National Juried Exhibition, when his painting “Sombrero” took Best in Show.
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