“Autumn Glare Through the Eucalyptus Forest, Batiquitos Lagoon”
Oil on panel
30 x 40 in.
*Available at the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale®

“This painting was created from a plein air study I did of one of California’s oldest eucalyptus forests, located by Batiquitos Lagoon on the south side of Carlsbad. I have painted this area my entire career. Over the years, I have witnessed constant changes to the land and recall when there were hundreds of acres of magnificent eucalyptus trees, where now only a small fraction remains. Yet each time I return, I am struck by the magical light that emphasizes the sinuous silhouettes of the eucalyptus and the freedom of open space. As a landscape artist, I am particularly sensitive to our ever-changing natural environment and am moved to bring this awareness to others.”

The Masters of the American West 2014 reception
About the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale®
On View Saturday, January 31, through Sunday, March 8, 2015
At the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles

Masters of the American West 2014 artist Carole Cooke
The country’s premier Western art show, the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale celebrates its 18th anniversary at the Autry with opening-day activities on Saturday, January 31. This prestigious exhibition challenges nationally recognized artists such as Bill Anton, George Carlson, Tammy Garcia, Robert Griffing, Z. S. Liang, Kyle Polzin, Mian Situ, Tucker Smith, Howard Terpning and Morgan Weistling. The juried exhibition and sale features 79 artists, including established Masters artists as well as emerging talent.

Visitors to the Masters of the American West 2014
The opening-day program will feature a presentation by award-winning sculptor Walter Matia, a panel discussion with art collectors, and a chuck wagon luncheon with an artist awards presentation. The event continues into the evening with a cocktail reception and fine art sale, where patrons and artists join in festivities and approximately 275 fixed-price works are sold by a drawing.
For details and tickets, visit TheAutry.org/Masters.


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