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Mr. J.D. Cole
JD Cole is a native of Oklahoma, a sometimes resident of Texas, and most recently a 25-year transplant in Alaska. After 25 years in public education, he is finally achieving his dream of storytelling through painting.
JD is inspired by time, traditions, and crafts of the past: items that risk being lost in the modern-day world. He seeks out unique individuals and subject matter that follow a person's journey into their material identity. He explores the costuming efforts and experimentation of the young to middle age, where focus is often grounded in an occupation, and on through the deep-rooted traditions and passions of lifetime.
JD works primarily in oils in the style of classical realism and currently splits his time between Alaska and