Cowboys, Indians, and More!
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More than just a cowgirl artist...
Top and this photo of Rush Cole by Herschel Mair.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, (Prototype, 24"x 60"
acrylic on canvas, Copyright Rush Cole 1982)
"CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: An Historical Montage"
8' x 20", Acrylic on canvas.
Copyright Rush Cole 1983. All rights reserved.
City Of Corpus Christi, Texas,
PUBLIC ART COLLECTION
American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
"INDIANAPOLIS, A Portrait"
48" x 72", Oil on canvas
Copyright Rush Cole 1992. All rights reserved.
"Rush Cole's VIVA SANTA FE!"
48" x 72", Oil on canvas, Gallery-wrapped.
Copyright Rush Cole 2009. All rights reserved.
It Always Begins With A Prayer”
Copyright Rush Cole
Official poster art~65th Annual PRCA
Rodeo de Santa Fe 2014
Copyright Rush Cole
Official poster art~66th Annual PRCA
Rodeo de Santa Fe 2015
Cole's meticulously researched, detailed, and painted portrait of the city her heart
chose as home. Requiring more than a full year of easel work, the image is a visual history of
Santa Fe, New Mexico's over 400 years as America's oldest capital city.
In 2012, Cole was cast as a Red Pony Regular background actor, appearing in all six seasons of the hit Netflix TV LONGMIRE Mystery Series, filmed in northern New Mexico.
Two of Cole's classic rodeo paintings were selected as the official poster for Rodeo de Santa Fe!
Adam Bartley, Rush Cole, Robert Taylor
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Anyone who steals, in any manner, any part of this work, will never again be
happy, healthy, or prosperous. Count on it.
About The Artist…
Rush Cole was never supported in any way to grow up and be a professional artist! In fact, the mother resentfully gave her art materials with one hand and then beat her bloody with the other one for using them. The father's favorite trick was to wait until he could catch his young daughter alone in a corner of her bedroom, tucked away and making art or reading, another passion of hers, before raping her, even though the mother was in the next room. Mom was always aware of what her husband was busy doing.
And so it went, all through Cole's accursed childhood. As the end of high school approached and she was told by her art teacher that she was being offered a college scholarship to study art, although it wasn't a full ride, not like a sports hand-up, both of the parents refused to provide the necessary financial information in order for Rush to apply for college loans.
Despite being constantly blocked from doing and having what she really wanted, Cole escaped the hellhole she was raised in, and persevered in following her heart. To date, she has spent decades working as a fine artist, and more recently as also a writer. By simply putting her hand to the joyous task of making art, she ended up giving herself a classical art education; reading and researching the great artists from the past, and then honing her hard-fought-for drawing and painting skills. Evidently, she did an okay job, since she was duly invited to teach accredited courses in drawing and watercolor painting for the University of Alaska! Maybe she went to college after all, yes?
Cole has also won numerous awards in juried national and international art competitions; including Best Of Show in the National Watercolor Society. Additionally, her artwork is part of many private, corporate, and museum collections in the United States and abroad.
Turning her creative spirit to writing, Rush Cole has also been applauded for her literary efforts. As an indie author and publisher, both her first memoir, followed by a volume of artwork, a retrospective collection spanning twenty-one years, have been enthusiastically received and lauded by readers and art lovers, alike.
Cole's first work of fiction, a crime novel, is due out in summer, 2022. Having been raised by domestic criminals, she's more than familiar with how those kinds of deranged minds operate. As far as she's concerned, all of her experiences, even the less than desirable ones, are now fair-game fodder for her stories; the true ones, and those also inspired by real-life badly-behaved people!
Rush Cole's personal philosophy is that everything in this world is All GOOD! Her accomplishments bear that out.