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Ventana Fine Art - Art Galleries Santa Fe NM - Contemporary Artist

A Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

Ventana Fine Art is located in the historical red brick schoolhouse on Santa Fe's famous Canyon Road. For 30 years, Ventana has enjoyed the reputation as one of the Southwest's premier exhibition spaces, showcasing the best in contemporary American painting and sculpture. Our comfortable sun-filled gallery opens to two inviting, beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens, and visitors are welcomed seven days a week.

 

Jimmy Cook


Jimmy Cook was raised in Mancos, Colorado.  Starting in his pre-teen years, he worked in the family business, Aspencraft, where he quickly learned to admire and appreciate the natural beauty of Aspen and other woods.  He spent much of his life in the outdoors both for recreation and work and has marveled at the beauty of nature. 

After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Mancos where he and his wife owned a lumber yard and hardware store for over twenty-five years.  He also became involved in mining of precious metals and metallurgy work.  He designed and constructed his lathe and began turning beautiful wood hand-turned showpieces. 

The artist selects wood from logs left by woodcutters, timber companies and diseased or naturally fallen trees.  He turns wood slowly to determine the shape and style of the work of art.  The design is often changed as the piece unfolds to best show the grain and intricate details.  Turquoise is often inlaid in the wood to further enhance the design.  The product is carefully sanded and sealed to show the true color of the wood.


Ventana Fine Art    I    400 Canyon Road    I    Santa Fe, NM    I    87501    I    1-800-746-8815    I    info@ventanafineart.com

 

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