Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Artist John Simpkins is the sole human inhabitant of a ghost town in Oregon’s Alvord Desert. His radiant paintings of animals are inspired by the magic he finds there—of light, shadow, and the drama of the changing weather as it blows across the nearby mountain. Living in such an open environment 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.