Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins 2022 Wall Calendar
Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork
Printed with soy-based inks on environmentally sourced paper
Size: 12 x 13 x .125 in.
Opens to: 12 x 26 in.
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.