Snow and Lightning
Oil on panel
12 x 16 x 1 in.
Available through Gallery D’May. The piece will be included with several large and small works in oil and pastel in a show of the artist’s work starting on July 24th.

John Davis Held grew up hiking and camping along the Hudson River Valley, often pitching his floorless tent over two feet of snow in the harsh New York winters.

“It was beautiful. We liked it when there was snow, as it made for a soft bed,” he states. “It was not uncommon, though, to see my friends and I perched on rocks in the middle of our campfire the next morning trying to thaw our feet out. Sometimes the soles of our hiking boots would catch on fire, and we’d have to stamp the flames out in the snow.”

Snow and Lightning was inspired by these memorable expeditions. “I loved the outdoors, I loved making art, and I fell in love with the Hudson River School of Art during those years. Much of the philosophy of these artists is needed now more than ever, with their focus on our ability to live in harmony with nature, and the spirituality of the outdoors.”

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