My work is a simple attempt to spread the word that the animals around us are a special gift. I do this through a combination of imagination, bold color and humor. We must never forget that “all animals draw breath from the same source as we do.” They are mystical, spiritual, and as Jonathan Balcome states: “Animals take pauses. Their worlds, like ours, have stretches of tranquility, moments of pleasure and eruptions of joy.” Enjoy those animals around us, care for them; they will give us great peace and happiness. It is my hope that my work will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Continue reading “Peter Chumbley”
I find simplicity, beauty and a timeless honesty in wild places, wild things and those occupations dependent on the land and sea. They evoke in me a peaceful feeling not unlike that of going home. My art seeks to convey this sense of peace and place to others.
If you want to truly see a thing, try to paint it. While I don’t consider myself strictly a plein air artist, all of my paintings begin outside. I have to spend time in a place or with an animal to experience it and see the light upon it. Continue reading “John E. Davis”