“Art at the Palms” Sunday Brunch December Lineup
Enjoy the last few weeks of artwork in the Mansion Courtyard alongside Sunday brunch at T. Cook's
T. Cook’s “Art at the Palms” has brought a refreshing vibe of entertainment and intrigue to T. Cook’s Sunday brunch for the past few months. The art exhibits are displayed from 10:00am to 2:00pm each Sunday and will be wrapping up at the end of December.
This upcoming Sunday, December 12th, view the wilderness artwork of our newest artist, Trevor Swanson. Trevor began his professional career at the remarkable age of 20, and was quickly recognized for his artistic prowess. Within a few years, his paintings were hanging in some of the world’s most prestigious art shows, museums and private collections. By the age of 25, he had won several artistic competitions, including the coveted “Artist of the Year Award” from the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep. An avid outdoorsman, Trevor never goes far without his camera and sketchpad. While Trevor begins his exploration in the wilderness, he pursues a much deeper discovery on canvas. On one level, his artwork celebrates the majesty of untamed wildlife and beauty of unspoiled environments. On another level, it expresses a keen sense of the drama and emotion found only in the wilderness.
Another first time artist, Dick Heichberger will have his work on display on Sunday, December 19th. Dick realized his passion for art when attending an exhibit at the Buffalo Museum of Fine Art while in elementary school. He and his father often hiked the eastern mountains in search of tribal artifacts, which led to Dick’s interest in the American Indian. He attended and graduated from Santa Ana College with an associate degree in wildlife management. As a single parent, he imparted his love of the outdoors to his daughter. His inspiration comes from the beauty of the landscapes and wildlife of the desert and canyons of Arizona and the mountains of California, Wyoming and Colorado. Dick has experienced the life he paints. In his work is found a unique harmony and simplicity of subject matter. One is left with a feeling of peace and beauty.
Harold Schifman, who was our premiere artist at our first art walk back in October, will be concluding our Art at the Palms on December 26th. Formally educated in art history and abstract impressionism, Harold was highly influenced by Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky. The daring use of color and bold brush strokes of these impressionists forge the style and direction of his paintings. Harold enjoys living in Paradise Valley where he is nestled peacefully atop Mummy Mountain overlooking Phoenix. His environment fuels his use of shape and color which inspires his most recent works; where a vibrant metropolis unites with the essence of the Sonoran Desert. His paintings hang in corporate and private collections throughout the United States.