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Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins 2022 Wall Calendar

$14.99

Shapeshifting animals, earthly and spiritual, are the focus of John Simpkins’s large paintings (some are so tall he has to climb a ladder to reach their tops). Simpkins is the sole human inhabitant of a ghost town in Oregon’s Alvord Desert. His radiant paintings are inspired by the magic he finds there—of light, shadow, and the drama of the changing weather—and his creatures reflect a meditative presence, inducing calm.
• 12 monthly grids and full-color artwork
• High-quality printing with soy-based inks on premium, environmentally sourced paper stock
• Exceptional color quality
• Grid pages are easy to write on
• Features US, Canadian, and United Kingdom legal holidays
• Perfect for hanging at home or over an office desk
• Pomegranate’s calendars feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world

Size: 12 x 13 x .125 in.
Opens to: 12 x 26 in.

ISBN 9781087501710

John Simpkins

By 2021, artist John Simpkins (American, b. 1951) had spent the better part of a decade as the sole human inhabitant of a ghost town in Oregon’s Alvord Desert. His radiant images of animals painted during that time 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 prompted him to create large paintings, some so tall he has to climb a ladder to reach the top. His Buddhist practice and his connection with the nearby flora and fauna help Simpkins to be present in the moment and paint whatever arises from his consciousness. Shapeshifting animals, both earthly and spiritual, reflect the spiritual dimension of his world.
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