Robert D. Cocke
Cocke’s intimate paintings on panel draw the viewer into landscapes that are luminous and inventive. Living for many years in Arizona, Cocke is awed and inspired by the mystery of nature and the enchantment of light. Elements of the natural world: trees, clouds, mountains, leaves and branches are arranged into unnatural formations and improbable combinations. The result is surreal; a world of magic and wondrous beauty. Small souvenirs from an absent humanity dot the landscape offering hints of another place and time. Beautifully painted, Robert Cocke’s works are small treasures seen through enchanted keyholes.