ART BY FRED COOK
After retiring I wanted to find a class to re-introduce myself to painting. I was in Ziegler's in Tulsa one day getting a piece of art framed when I came across a class in session. I started one month later and have been painting ever since. I have been studying under Ross Myers, a 30+ year instructor and have attended workshops with David Rankin and Pat Meyers. I will be attending a Soon Warren workshop this summer. I work in oils and watercolors, mostly working on landscapes from my travels. I have done works on Mount Ranier, Ayres Rock, Machu Pichu and am currently working on a couple of pieces from Paris and one from Guatemala. I have some watercolor still-lives and some scenes from new Mexico, New England and Washington. I have shown works at the Bartlesville Public Library, the Price Tower Art Center, the Lyon Gallery (the Bartlesville Community Center, and the Broken Arrow Community Center.
I am actively involved in the Bartlesville art scene. I am a member of the Bartlesville Art Association and Green Country Watercolor Society. I serve on the boards for the Bartlesville Choral Society, the Bartlesville Symphony and the OKM Music Festival. I sing in the Bartlwsville First Church Choir and play English Handbells. I share a home in Barltsville with my husband Tom and our two shelties, Tina Louise and Megan Marie.
Mirror Lake, New Zealand
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Church of the Holy Cross
MY RECENT COLLECTIONS
My recent collections explore both a concept and a medium. These projects reflect one of my lifelong passions, which is a deep exploration of the ever changing ethos of society. Through the analysis of animal interactions, I am able to extract an artistic representation of the history of mankind.
Mt. St. Helens