Through paintings and observations in William Cather Hook; A Retrospective, Hook guides the reader on a journey that includes the back roads of northern New Mexico, the high country of the Colorado Rockies and Sangre de Cristos, and California's Route 1 coastline and Central Valley. The Sonoran Desert, English and Italian countryside, and garden still-lifes are also the sujects of this master of acrylics, whose vision is inviting, vibrant, and infused with radiant light.
William Cather Hook's background in art began at home. It was through the influence of his family members that art became second nature to him. in 1970 he received his BFA from the University of New Mexico, then went on to study at the Universita Italian Per Straniere in Perugia, Italy.
Hook paints with a broad brush and an enthusiasm for creating colorist works. His love of land and philosophy of art are complemented by his namesake; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather, whose comments parallel his passion for capturing the nuances of earth, sea and sky.
Hook has been represented by the Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the last 27 years.