River Muse Art Gallery & Studio... ...where creativity flows
A man with a sharp mind, a sardonic humor and a deep comforting voice. His love for the mighty St. Lawrence River ran deep and true and evident in so much of what he did. Fishing, art, music, family, the day to day. All for the love of the River. John was a respected art teacher, prolific songwriter, musician and artist with a special connection to the St. Lawrence River. As a fourth generation resident of the 1,000 Islands, he captured the essence of the river through his artwork and music. John found a niche in combining his visual art with music. Many songs that were created and inspired with his art in mind can be found on his YouTube channel jjcook72. His successful art career was recognized on both the local and national level. His prize winning artwork ranges from non-traditional watercolors to abstract relief assemblages with raised canvas. Cook was juried into more than thirty national shows including Art of the Northeast, Watercolor USA, Cambridge National, Chautauqua National Exhibition, Adirondack American Watercolors and the Frederic Remington Art Museum, where he was awarded “Best in Show” several times.