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Louise Cook Biography
Louise Cook resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For nearly 40 years, she has shared her passion for the prairies in her paintings. Whether it is the vast open fields or rugged northern forests of Saskatchewan, Louise is compelled to explore each of these areas in her work.
Louise creates colourful, moving landscapes in oil and watercolour. Her perspective as a painter is that of a city dweller attempting to keep in tune with her rural roots. She is truly one of Saskatchewan’s finest landscape painters.
Louise notes, "A fall driving trip through the Great Lakes area in 2007 has since generated ongoing numbers of paintings, both in acrylic on paper and oil on canvas and board. This vast Great Lakes area still maintains its mystery and identity, little changed from the early G-7 artists’ exploration. Much of it is park—population is spare and communities are far apart.
I have had a great number of visits to Nipawin Provincial Park over the years, camping and hiking in this northeastern part of the province. Because of its post glacial landforms and rich fall colour, painting and photographing there is a wonderful pleasure.
A few years ago, in July, we visited Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay because I wanted to experience an Arctic summer and see the flowers bloom. The train trip, which takes twenty-four hours from The Pas, travels over melting muskeg, which is in itself a visual experience. This is represented in the Arctic summer tundra images."
– Press –
Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013
"Reviews", Galleries West Magazine, April 2012
"The Art of Giving", Green and White Magazine, Fall 2004
"Canada Showcase–Master Painters", International Artist Magazine, June/July 2002
– Publications –
Treasured Moments by John and Monica Kurtz, Centax Books, 1997
Biographical Dictionary of Saskatchewan Artists by Marketa Newman, Fifth House Publishers, 1991
Selected Public and Corporate Collections
University of Saskatchewan
Archives of Canada
Mendel Art Gallery
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal University Hospital
Saskatchewan Arts Board
Governor General of Canada – Mme. Jeanne Sauvé
City of Regina
Regina General Hospital
Canadian Bar Association
Investment Corporation of Saskatchewan
Volkswagen of Canada