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This exhibition is about how artists found inspiration through nature landscapes. These landscapes gave them a new perspective on life, whether it is being more conscious about the destruction of the Earth or just finding a spiritual revelation.

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Thomas Cole (1801-1848)

Thomas Cole can be considered the grandfather of painting nature landscapes. Seen in of his earlier works, Sunny Morning on the Hudson River (1827), is the impact nature had on Cole spiritually. He was so inspired by the beauty of the Catskills that he started to paint the scenic view of his surroundings. The beautyContinue reading “Thomas Cole (1801-1848)”

Bob Ross (1942-1995)

He used nature landscapes as a way of escape. He created Meadow Lake (1983), on Season 2 episode 1 of his show, Joy of Painting. Ross made this painting as a call back to his days in the United States Air Force. While he was stationed in Alaska, he discovered much beauty in the AlaskanContinue reading “Bob Ross (1942-1995)”

Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012)

Thomas Kinkade was a painter who created landscapes as a way of representing his Christian faith. In his painting Mountain Majesty (1998), Kinkade represented nature as a joy and peace that God created on Earth. This can be seen by the sun shining through the top of the mountain, which symbolizes God and heaven. ThomasContinue reading “Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012)”


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