EVENTS & EXHIBITS


  • James Ratliff Gallery cordially invites the public to attend an opening reception for artist William Crook and view his most recent paintings on Friday, February 6th from 5-8 P.M.li>
  • The location is James Ratliff Gallery, 671 State Route 179, Suites A1 & A2, Hillside Sedona. Mr. Crook will read some of his award winning poetry and take questions regarding his paintings at 6 P.M.
  • House Party – New Paintings by
    WILLIAM BRAINARD CROOK


William Crook is a self-taught artist who explores the whimsical aspects of life, celebrating its humorous foibles in expressionistic colors while often veering towards the naïve or primitive. “When I started painting it was to counterbalance the rigors of work. Evolving with a virtual life of its own, my art almost led me to its present form. I have enjoyed the creative freedom to fuse pen and ink figurative drawing with oil stick and acrylic media to yield my own brand of Primitive Expressionism, ” comments Crook.

Crook has had comprehensive exhibits in Washington, a one man show on Bainbridge Island and more recently a one man show at James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, AZ. In addition he has received two Best of Show awards in successive years in a juried art forum.

Complimenting his artistic talent, Crook is an award winning poet.

The following statement by Bill kind of says it all: “My desire, as I create my paintings, is to paint the ordinary in an extraordinary way, and to journey on a painting expedition less traveled, to imbue people and objects with humor, irony, compassion and endurance, and to be mindful of the occasional rainbow in an oil slick.”


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Houses by the Tracks

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Yellow Storm

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Bone Tree Hamlet

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Hammersmith

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Paper Moon


For more information

Email the Gallery or Phone: 928.282.1404
  • James Ratliff Gallery is pleased to announce a one woman show called “Miracle Journey” for Marlene Rye, an artist new to this gallery.
  • The opening reception will take place on Friday, January 2nd from 5-8 P.M. at James Ratliff Gallery, 671 State Rt. 179, Hillside, Sedona.
  • Miracle Journey by Marlene Rye


Marlene remarks enthusiastically, “When I am painting, all of my senses come alive.  I am filled to the tips of my fingers and toes with adrenaline and the urge is so powerful, that if I don't do it, I feel like I will explode ”!!

A nationally recognized painter who has been juried into shows by curators from the Guggenheim and Whitney Museum of American Art among others . . . Ms. Rye is a young artist “on the rise!”


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All Hallows Eve III 24 x 24

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Flutter 36 x 36

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Journey Into Light 32 x 46


For more information

Email the Gallery or Phone: 928.282.1404

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