Even the greatest of cathedrals conceived by man seem pale before the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. In a single image, Carole Cooke’s "Alpine Reverie" captures the enormity and strength of this great, craggy range while showcasing the fragile and delicate nature of a flower-strewn alpine meadow.
“I saw this view at high noon and was intrigued by the contrasting elements,” explains Cooke. “I loved the play of light between sunlight and shadows on the distant glacier. The mountain was enormous and felt so strong, while the wildflowers were so small and delicate. The foreground presented an interesting variety of shapes to look past to the waterfall and calm snowfield across the canyon.”
Cooke’s "Alpine Reverie" is an awe-inspiring vista presented in all the exacting detail and brilliant color of the original as a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclèe Canvas. Only 25 of this beautiful work will be created, so don’t dream away the opportunity to enjoy this view all day!
Calmness of atmosphere, place and self exudes outward from this serene and captivating landscape giving one the feeling of time itself standing still. Artist Carole Cooke may be new to The Greenwich Workshop Family of Artists but her reputation as one of today’s most highly-regarded, contemporary painters precedes her and "Still Waters" certainly gives us an appreciation as to why.
Carole Cooke’s landscapes are moody and magical. She captures in her paintings nature’s dramatic contrast between light and shadow. These ever changing light and weather conditions can range from the raw and harsh to the peace and tranquility found in this Rocky Mountain sunset. "Until Tomorrow" was a feature work at Carole’s first solo art exhibition at The Legacy Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
“This abandoned symbol of Western architecture stands so confident,” says Carole Cooke, “even after years of disrepair. Old buildings such as this are slowly disappearing, so I am motivated to capture their personalities on canvas before it is too late.”
“This old grain elevator seemed to reach for the sky and I wanted to convey the strength of this stately structure. While painting it I often thought about the all of the people who once made it a thriving hub of commerce and activity. Now, however, it is so quiet, with only the wind whistling across the metal. In my mind, these aged buildings have unique personalities and this particular one seems to be very strong and proud like the country in which it stands.”
Carole Cooke’s "Western Skyscraper" is a Fine Art Canvas exudes what Southwest Art magazine notes as her “. . . remarkably sure eye for composition and the intimate moods of light.” This limited edition work of art from this award-winning artist is rural-landscape art at its finest.