THE LANDSCAPE PROJECT
I was profoundly inspired to create and extend this project after working on a 1998 Corcoran Gallery Of Art exhibition called “The Painted Sketch, American Impressions from Nature, 1830-1880,” curated by Eleanor Jones Harvey, now Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It featured the work of 19th century artists who went out into the landscape to record first-hand a sense of nature’s power and variety, and by extension, man’s place in our universe.
Most of these 50 + works are a selection of studies and finished paintings from all the states visited during seven different journeys made mainly in the spring and summer from 2000 – 2004. They are oil on canvas, with some drawings and a print.
thanks to the Corcoran docents and museum staff and all my dear friends
and family who supported this endeavor from the beginning, thought it
loads of fun, read all the “Notes From The Road,” attended
the Smithsonian's Renwick Talk, came to the first show in 2003 and the
second in 2005 to look at the visual results of this truly fascinating
saga. This website is dedicated to Truman, the most delightful companion
every step of the way.