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Desert Mystic: Paintings Of John Simpkins Boxed Notecards

Desert Mystic: Paintings Of John Simpkins Boxed Notecards

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About The Artist

Artist John Simpkins is the sole human inhabitant of a ghost town in Oregon’s Alvord Desert. His paintings of animals are inspired by the magic he finds there.

He is a master of light, shadow, and the drama of the changing weather as it changes his environment. Living where he does has prompted him to create large paintings, some so tall he has to climb a ladder to reach the top. His connection with the flora and fauna that surrounds him within the solitude of the desert allows him to be present in the moment and paint whatever arises from his consciousness.

The four images in this boxed notecard assortment reflect the spiritual dimension of the world around him. This set contains 20 assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.

About The Series

High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon presented “Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins”, an exhibit featuring detailed and colorful paintings of wildlife from the High Desert, from October 27, 2018 through February 17, 2019. It was a banner event for the museum, seeing record numbers of visitors for this exhibit. A conversation about the work is featured on the museum’s website and can be read here.

Due to overwhelming interest, High Desert Museum continued the conversation with a virtual peek inside John’s studio on June 3, 2020 which can be seen in its entirety here.

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