James Kirkwood: Brother's Keeper by Judy Cooley
About this Image:
For the daunting trek up Rocky Ridge James Kirkwood was asked by his mother to care for his 5 year old brother Joseph. After more than 20 hours James carried and helped Joseph up to the camp where a fire and relief would be found. James walked into that camp to set down his brother safely. To then sit down himself to pass away. Having given his all for his brother. I have found when it is inspired from heaven sometimes a painting paints itself.
About the Artist:
Award-winning artist Judy Cooley lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, Erik, and their four children. Like any other mother’s, her days are full of laundry and dishes, yard work and soccer games, and so she paints in the early hours of the morning or whenever she has a quiet moment alone. Judy studied at Weber State University as well as privately with many notable art professionals. Art is a part of her everyday life, so she paints what she lives. She tries to capture in her work those special moments of life and childhood “when your heart takes a picture.” She enjoys camping and being outdoors and always has a camera with her so she doesn’t miss anything that might be a great painting in the making.
About Altus Fine Art:
As individuals, we are all drawn, as Paul said, to seek after that which is pure, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy. For the last 20 years, we at Altus Fine Art have been blessed to work with many artists who have bravely dedicated their talents to create artwork that lifts our hearts and souls and inspires us to live Christ-centered lives.
Our mission is to take this wonderful artwork and create affordable products for the average family or individual while still using quality materials and design. Our prices range from small prints that sell for less than a dollar up to large breathtaking masterpieces that sell for thousands of dollars and everything in between.
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