Gallery 1001 welcomes Oklahoma artist Peggy Cook as guest artist through the months of January and February.
Peggy Cook, of Stillwater, began her formal study of art over forty years ago when she entered the University of Kansas. She earned a B.F.A. at Wichita State University in 1981. She continues her studies under the tutelage of excellent local artists, and has studied under Master Pastelist Ramon Kelley of Denver, Colorado.
“Of all the things that have to be considered in painting, the most intriguing is color,” Peggy explained. “Finding the ‘color solutions’ is how one instructor phrased it. I use this notion as I paint. Some problems I face are: How can I enliven a predominately green landscape? Or, what color would accentuate the color I just painted? Color is very inter-relational; as one color is added to the painting, the dynamics of the paintings can change. It seems there are infinite possibilities for the artist who paints with color. Those possibilities make the process of painting exciting, and each new painting presents a chance to explore new territory.”
Peggy is recognized for her fine portrait paintings, landscapes, floral arrangements, garden scenes, and cultural scenes of New Orleans.