May 5: Padma Center for Natural Therapies

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Padma Center for Natural Therapies 114 W Buffalo St

Donald Cook, Recent Work

Donald Cook has worked as an artist for over 40 years, and began illustrating books for children in 1989. His best known titles are, “Abe Lincoln’s Hat,” “Pirates,” and “The Bravest Dog Ever, the True Story of Balto.” He and his wife Lili live in Washington County, New York, between the Hudson valley and the Green Mountains of Vermont. He is currently writing and illustrating children’s books for self publication.

“My pastel landscape and still life work reflect my observation of rural life and the interaction of people with the land,  as well as the interaction between the inner and outer worlds, which we inhabit simultaneously. My illustration- based work uses human and animal characters and their interrelationships to create narrative moments which evoke and nourish childlike consciousness.”